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Spring Valley Brush Fire Spurs Evacuations

People in the Lamplighter Village neighborhood of Spring Valley were evacuated today to avoid threatening flames from a 50-acre brush fire, authorities said.

The blaze damaged one home after it broke out just before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Jamacha at Sweetwater roads, according to Roxanne Provaznik, spokeswoman for Cal Fire.

By 2:45 p.m., fire crews stopped the fire's spread, but they continued to battle active burning spots, Provaznik said.

Ten engines, four fire crews, one bulldozer, four water tenders, two helicopters and two airtankers responded to fight the fire, she said.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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