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Wildfire sweeps through Pine Valley area

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Map of San Diego's East County where the Pine Valley fire is located, August 22, 2022.

A wildfire burned over swaths of rugged hilly terrain in the Pine Valley area Monday, blackening dozens of acres but posing no immediate structural threats as ground and airborne crews worked to subdue the flames.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons shortly after 11:30 a.m. off Pine Creek Road in Noble Canyon, according to Cleveland National Forest public affairs.

The area has now spread across about 120 acres, according to Cleveland National Forest officials. No evacuations have been ordered, but Pine Creek Road remains closed in the area.

Ground crews and personnel aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters were fighting the blaze.

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