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Small fire levels greenhouses in rural Rainbow area


Last updated 8/9/2018 at 3:23pm

Jeff Pack

The fire came dangerously close to two houses on Fifth Street in Rainbow yesterday.

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8

RAINBOW – A brush fire in a rural neighborhood in the far northern reaches of inland San Diego County blackened about an acre and a half today and destroyed three greenhouses before crews could quell the flames.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about noon in the area of Fifth Street and Camino Rainbow in the unincorporated Rainbow community, according to Cal Fire.

Sheriff's deputies closed traffic lanes in the immediate area as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames, which took about 45 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

UPDATE - 1:15 p.m. Aug. 8

According to Cal Fire, the vegetation fire in Rainbow is now one and a half acres and has destroyed three greenhouses. Fifth Street is the road that is closed.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 12:30 p.m.

RAINBOW – Firefighters are at the scene of a blaze that damaged an outbuilding while spreading over a roughly half-acre off Fifth Street and Rainbow Valley Boulevard in the Rainbow community of inland northern San Diego County, a sheriff's lieutenant says.

Personnel have reported that the fire is under control, she said. Deputies have closed traffic lanes in the immediate area as a precaution and to facilitate the firefighting operations.


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