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4.5-Acre Brush Fire In Julian Contained

Cal Fire crews battle a brush fire in Julian, Nov. 25, 2014.
Cal Fire crews battle a brush fire in Julian, Nov. 25, 2014.

Investigators sought Tuesday to determine what sparked a brush fire that blackened 4 1/2 open acres overnight in the East County highlands amid gusty and dry Santa Ana conditions.

The non-injury blaze erupted about 11 p.m. Monday on a hillside off Wynola Road, near Julian, according to Cal Fire.

It took ground crews roughly three hours to contained the flames, which posed no imminent structural threats, said Kendal Bortisser, a fire captain with the state agency.


The onset of the arid and windy spell over the weekend prompted the National Weather Service to issue a "red flag" wildfire warning for local inland-valley and mountains locales, effective until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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