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Fire burning in Bonsall nearly contained

Firefighters are making good progress on a brush fire that has consumed four acres along State Route 76 one-quarter mile east of Via Montellano in the Bonsall area. Complete containment is expected shortly.

"They have stopped the spread and have a hose lay completely around the fire," reported Roxanne Provaznik of Cal Fire. "<As of 3 p.m.> the incident commander is releasing all of the firefighting aircraft."

A unified command between Cal Fire and North County Fire was formed to battle the blaze that was reported at approximately 2:10 p.m.

"The combined effort involved aircraft and crews from North County Fire and Cal Fire," confirmed John Buchanan, public information officer for North County Fire. Five engines, two fire crews, one bulldozer, two air tankers and two helicopters arrived at the scene to squelch the blaze.

Firefighters will remain on scene to mop up hot spots.

The cause is still under investigation.

(previous story June 23, 2010 2:40 p.m.)

Fire burning near Olive Hill and SR76; highway likely to be closed

Cal Fire has reported a fire near the junction of State Route 76 and Olive Hill Road in Bonsall that may lead to the closure of the roadways in that area.

The fire was reported at approximately 2:10 p.m.

A unified command has been established between Cal Fire and North County Fire to battle the blaze.

The fire has consumed four acres so far.

Currently there are five engines, two fire crews, one bulldozer, two air tankers, and two helicopters responding.

The fire is burning in light fuels, but at a rapid speed, said Roxanne Provaznik of Cal Fire.

The cause is still under investigation.

Watch this website for updates as they become available.

Firefighters have made good progress, and have stopped the spread and have a hoselay completely around the fire. The Incident Commander is releasing all of the firefighting aircraft. Firefighters will remain on scene mopping up any remaining hot spots.

 

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