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LIVE UPDATES: Santa Ysabel Brush Fire Now 90% Contained

Firefighters fighting the Ysabel Fire in Santa Ysabel, July 4, 2021.
Cal Fire/San Diego County Fire
Firefighters fighting the Ysabel Fire in Santa Ysabel, July 4, 2021.

Fire Information

Status: Active

Location: Highway 79, North Of Highway 78 In Santa Ysabel

Percentage Contained: 90%

Acres Burned: 173

Description: Vegetation Fire on Highway 79 North, North of Santa Ysabel

Evacuations: All Evacuation Orders and Warnings have been lifted

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– 8:22 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021

A brush fire in Santa Ysabel that threatened homes and forced some residents on School House Canyon Road to evacuate had burned 173 acres, fire officials said Tuesday.

A motor home caught fire on state Route 79 north of state Route 78 at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and flames spread into the vegetation near the highway, according to Cal Fire San Diego.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the fire had scorched 173 acres and was 90% contained, but state Route 79 was open to one-way traffic, Cal Fire officials said.

A firefighting helicopter developed engine failure Saturday and safely made a precautionary landing. No structures were damaged.

Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department helped residents evacuate nearby homes threatened by the blaze.

– 8:34 a.m., Sunday, July 4, 2021

A brush fire in Santa Ysabel that threatened homes and forced some residents on School House Canyon Road to evacuate had burned 173 acres and was 76% contained, fire officials said Sunday evening.

A motor home caught fire on state Route 79 north of state Route 78 at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and flames spread into the vegetation near the roadway, according to Cal Fire San Diego.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, the fire had scorched 173 acres and was 17% contained, but SR-79 was open to one-way traffic, Cal Fire officials said.

A firefighting helicopter developed engine failure and safely made a precautionary landing. All air tankers were released or put on hold. No structures were damaged.

Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department helped residents evacuate nearby homes threatened by the blaze.

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