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UPDATE: Wildfire near Lake Henshaw burns 25 acres, 100% contained

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SANTA YSABEL (CNS) - A wildfire that blackened about 25 acres near Lake Henshaw, destroyed a home and three outbuildings and knocked out power in the area for a time was fully contained Friday afternoon, authorities reported.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons in rugged terrain off State Route 76 near Morettis Junction in the Santa Ysabel area around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Cal Fire. Fire crews halted its spread in about 90 minutes. No injuries were reported.

The fire caused a problem in San Diego Gas & Electric's system and power was lost to some customers in Santa Ysabel, the La Jolla Indian Reservation, Mesa Grande and in the Lake Henshaw area. The outage occurred shortly after noon Thursday.

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SANTA YSABEL (CNS) - A wildfire that blackened about 25 acres near Lake Henshaw, destroyed a home and three outbuildings and knocked out power in the area was 75 percent contained Friday morning, authorities said.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons in rugged terrain off state Route 76 near Morettis Junction in the Santa Ysabel area around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Cal Fire. Fire crews halted its spread in about 90 minutes, and no injuries were reported.

As of 8:30 a.m., firefighters had the smoldering burn area 75 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

The fire caused a problem in San Diego Gas & Electric's system and power was lost to some utility customers in Santa Ysabel, the La Jolla Indian Reservation, Mesa Grande and in the Lake Henshaw area. The outage struck shortly after noon Thursday.

As of about 9:30 a.m., 69 utility customers remained in the dark, according to SDG&E. Utility officials estimated service would be fully restored by 4 p.m.

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RINCON (CNS) -  A fast-moving wildfire scorched about 25 brushy acres just south of Lake Henshaw Thursday, destroying a home and three outbuildings and forcing the closure of a back-country highway.
   
The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 11:30 a.m. off State Route 76 near the Moretti Junction, in rugged, hilly terrain off State Route 76, near Morettis Junction in the Santa Ysabel area, according to Cal Fire.
   
Within 45 minutes, about 15 acres and one building of undetermined type had burned, said Kendal Bortisser, a fire captain with the state agency. Other structures were potentially in the path of the flames, he said.

It took ground crews and personnel aboard four air tankers and several helicopters about 90 minutes to halt the spread of the flames, said Kendal Bortisser, a fire captain with the state agency.

 Authorities closed a stretch of SR-76 in the area of State Route 79 as a public safety measure, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Firefighters had the smoldering burn area roughly 50 percent contained by late afternoon, Bortisser said, adding that investigators were working to determine what sparked the blaze.

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