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Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

A brush fire burns east of Barona Casino, July 18, 2016.
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A brush fire burns east of Barona Casino, July 18, 2016.

UPDATE: 2:12 p.m., July 19, 2016

The Feather fire was 90 percent contained and remained at 133 acres, Cal Fire reported.

UPDATE: 12:50 p.m., July 19, 2016

The fire near the Barona Indian Reservation was caused by mowing equipment, Cal Fire San Diego said.

UPDATE: 7:45 a.m., July 19, 2016

Cal Fire reported Tuesday morning that the Feather fire is 65 percent contained and is holding at 133 acres.

UPDATE: 9 p.m., July 18, 2016

Cal Fire reported that the Feather fire is 50 percent contained and remains at 133 acres.

UPDATE: 5:15 p.m., July 18, 2016

After better mapping, Cal Fire has updated the acreage of the fire to 133.

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m., July 18, 2016

Cal Fire has lifted the evacuation orders for the Feather fire, which is holding at 55 acres.

Original post:

A 55-acre brush fire burning on Featherstone Canyon Road near the Barona Indian Reservation has prompted the Sheriff's Department to order evacuations in the area.

Cal Fire first reported the fire about 1:30 p.m. in a tweet, saying the fire was spreading rapidly and was threatening structures on the Barona Mesa. It's been dubbed the Feather fire and is burning south of Ramona.

There were no immediate reports of structural damage or injuries. Crews were working to extinguish the blaze on the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters.

Deputies evacuated people from homes nearest the blaze and advised them to gather at an equestrian center in the 16900 block of Gunn Stage Road in the San Diego Country Estates community.