Aquilla Fire Fully Contained in Lakeside, Calif.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Fire crews quickly responded to a 15-acre wildfire that broke out in Lakeside Sunday morning. It was fully contained by 1:48 pm, according to Cal Fire, but crews will be on the scene overnight.
The Aquilla fire was the second wildfire to burn amid the weekend's red flag warning.
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The fire began at 10:00 am on 10400 block of Aquilla Dr.
A larger fire is being fought by fire crews at Camp Pendleton. The De Luz fire has grown to 1,500 acres, leading to the evacuation of 230 base residents and 30 patients from the Naval Hospital. The fire is 15 percent contained.
The Santa Ana weather event is a result of high pressure building over the Colorado region and lower pressure hovering along the Southern California coast.
During the red-flag alert, Cal Fire is asking residents to exercise extreme caution outdoors. Here is a list of prevention methods to take:
Don't mow or use a weed-eater to trim dry grass on windy days.
Ensure campfires are allowed, and if so, be sure to extinguish them completely.
Never pull over your vehicle in dry grass.
Never burn landscape debris like leaves or branches on "NO Burn Days" or when it's windy.
Make sure all portable gasoline-powered equipment have spark arresters.
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