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Officials: Firefighters say De Luz fire 100 percent contained at four acres


Last updated 8/8/2018 at 11:57am

UPDATE: Aug. 8, 10:45 a.m.

CalFire San Diego announced last night that Cathy Fire was 100 percent contained at four acres.

UPDATE: Aug. 7, 5:15 p.m.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department provided more information on the initial reporting and fighting of the Cathy Fire in De Luz Tuesday afternoon.

The department said in a release that at 1:16 p.m. Fallbrook deputies responded to the area to assist with the brush fire and deputies evacuated two homes close to the fire.

CalFire utilized fire engines, Ross Lake, hand crews, air tankers, helicopters and a dozer to combat the fire, and upon containment, the Fire Incident Commander released law enforcement from the scene at 3:20 p.m.

UPDATE: Aug. 7, 4:20 p.m.

According to CalFire San Diego’s public information office, the Cathy Fire has been held at four acres and is at 50 percent containment as of 4 p.m. Crews remain on the scene and there have been no road closures or evacuations.

Original story

According to CalFire San Diego, firefighters successfully stopped the rate of spread on a fire that had been threatening structures near Daily Road and Lynda Lane in De Luz on Tuesday afternoon.

Initial reports at 1:44 p.m. said the structures were in immediate danger from the fire that was moving at a moderate rate. By 2:45 p.m., CalFire reported that the vegetation fire has been held to four acres and crews would be committed for a few more hours.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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