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Barona Mesa fire caused by mowing equipment, 90 percent contained

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Last updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 AT 2:25 PM

Acres burned: 133
Containment: 90%
Location: Off Featherstone Canyon Road, near Wright Canyon Road in the Barona area
Start date: July 18, 2016 1:00 p.m.
Cause: Mowing equipment
Evacuations: Evacuations lifted - Click here for more info »
Road closures:
Twitter Hashtags: #FeatherFire

BARONA (CNS) - A still-smoldering wildfire that blackened about 133 open acres south of Ramona and briefly threatened some back-country homes was caused by mowing equipment, authorities said Tuesday.

The so-called Feather Fire broke out early Monday afternoon off El Capitan Truck Trail, near Featherstone Canyon Road in the Barona area, according to Cal Fire.

Sheriff's deputies cleared residents out of Barona Mesa-area homes nearest the blaze as the flames spread over rugged, hilly terrain toward them.

Authorities lifted the evacuation order about three hours later, as ground and aircraft crews gained the upper hand on the blaze.

No structural damage or injuries were reported.

Containment was listed at 90 percent this afternoon.


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