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Brush Fire Burning Near Pala

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A brush fire that burned more than 350 acres near Pala in San Diego's North County is 40 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

A brush fire that burned more than 300 acres near Pala in San Diego's North County was 60 percent contained Tuesday morning, according to Cal Fire.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for 79 homes in the Rancho Heights Rd. area.

Evacuation Center

The American Red Cross has set up an evacuation shelter at the Jim Banks Sports Complex,12194 Pala Mission Road.

More than 600 firefighters battled the blaze, along with one air tanker and four choppers. The fire started at about 10:30 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Pala, Temecula and Moro Roads.

Mohler said the fire was burning in rugged terrain. "The incident commander has ordered additional engines, hand crews and aircraft. It's difficult terrain out here,” Mohler said. “We have temperatures about 92 degrees and about 18 percent humidity."

The San Diego County Sheriff'sFacebook page has additional information.

Mohler said no injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.

Brush Fire Burning Near Pala

A brush fire has burned 200 acres in the Pala area. The Rancho Heights neighborhood has been given an evacuation order.

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