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Brush fire in Santee is contained at 18 acres

The fire, which broke out on the north side of the preserve at 9500 N. Magnolia Ave., was first reported shortly before 11 a.m., according to Heartland Fire & Rescue

SANTEE, Calif. — A brush fire that started at Walker Preserve Thursday was extinguished and contained to 18 acres, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

There were no injuries or damaged structures, said sheriff's Lt. Chris Galve.

The fire, which broke out on the north side of the preserve at 9500 N. Magnolia Ave., was first reported shortly before 11 a.m., according to Heartland Fire & Rescue.

The sheriff's department rescinded an earlier evacuation for residents living on Ramsgate Drive and Hillcreek Road.

It was unclear exactly when crews extinguished the blaze. Andy McKellar, Heartland fire spokesman, said the department was called into assist. A Santee Fire Department representative was unavailable for comment.

McKellar said that crews would remain at the scene, handling clean-up duties before investigating the cause of the fire.

A Public Safety Alert was issued late Thursday morning from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department with an evacuation warning for the Hill Creek/Rams Gate area. Residents could voluntarily evacuate through Jeremy Street to N. Magnolia Ave to Pathways Church at 9638 Carlton Hills Blvd.  

Credit: Abbie Alford

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