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Rural San Diego County fire burns 1,650 acres

7:10 PM, Aug 10, 2012   |    comments
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WARNER SPRINGS, California - A wildfire ignited by lightning in rural northern San Diego County is now estimated to have burned 1,650 acres.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Roxanne Provaznik says the blaze is 10 percent contained Friday afternoon and there are thunderstorms and light precipitation in the area.

Temperatures are hovering around the century mark and winds are blowing at 8 mph with gusts to 17 mph. The fire is burning in highlands northeast of the community of Warner Springs, about 50 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.

Residents of the Chihuahua Valley Road area were advised to evacuate but so far no buildings have burned.

The Associated Press

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