RANCHITA (CNS) - A wildfire that blackened about 25 rural open acres in northeastern San Diego County over the weekend was 100 percent contained Tuesday, authorities reported.
Target shooters accidentally ignited the blaze near Wilson and Montezuma Valley roads in Ranchita, a rural community southeast of Warner Springs, about 1 p.m. Sunday, according to CalFire.
Ground and airborne personnel fighting the flames amid hot and dry conditions had the spread of the fire halted within about three hours, said Kendal Bortisser, a spokesman for the state agency. The blaze, dubbed the Wilson Fire, posed no structural threats and caused no reported injuries.
No open flame remained in the area as of Monday afternoon, though crews continued dousing hot spots throughout the day, according to Bortisser. On Monday night, it was completely contained.
Investigators will determine whether to seek criminal or civil sanctions against the people who sparked the blaze while firing guns on private property near Culp Valley Campground. The responsible parties made an emergency call to report the fire, remained in the area and were cooperative with authorities, Bortisser said.
#WilsonFire update: The Wilson Fire that started yesterday near Ranchita is now 100% Contained. Total Acres: 25.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) October 17, 2017
#WilsonFire update: Fire remains at 25 Acres and 40% Contained. The fire has been determined to be shooting caused.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) October 16, 2017
#WilsonFire update: IC reports fire at 25 acres, 40% contained. Crews making great progress.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) October 15, 2017
#WilsonFire update: IC reports fire at 20 acres, 20% contained, moderate ROS.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) October 15, 2017
#WilsonFire IC reports fire at 10-15 acres, moderate ROS.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) October 15, 2017
CAL FIRE at scene of a Wildland Fire; Wilson Rd. at Rancho Feliz Rd. Warner Springs, 3-5 acres, moderate ROS. #WilsonFire— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) October 15, 2017
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