Dehesa Fire burns 200 acres in San Diego County

It started Tuesday at 3 p.m. five miles east of El Cajon, California

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Map showing the location of the Dehesa Fire, September 25, 2019. Wildfire Today / Google.

With an aggressive attack from the ground and the air firefighters stopped the Dehesa Fire after it burned 200 acres 5 miles east of El Cajon, California.

The fire spread rapidly south of Dehesa Road between the Sequan Truck Trail and Sloane Canyon Road after it was reported at 3 p.m. Tuesday. By 5:15 p.m. firefighters had the spread knocked down, hemmed in between roads and retardant drops.

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Dehesa Fire, September 24, 2019. CAL FIRE photo.

Wednesday morning resources assigned to the Dehesa Fire include 20 fire engines, 1 dozer, 5 water tenders, and 8 hand crews for a total of 350 personnel.

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CAL FIRE photo.
Dehesa Fire El Cajon California
The Dehesa Fire as seen from Cowles Mountain at 3:37 p.m. PDT Sept. 24, looking east across El Cajon, California.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.