Brush Fire East of Julian, Calif., Burns 5,184 Acres
May 3, 2021
Source: Times of San Diego
Approximate area reportedly sustaining structural damage:
– Julian (San Diego County, 92036)
*Activity began near 14925 Great Southern Overland Stage Route
NOTE: This has NOT yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
Firefighters Monday were continuing to battle a brush fire that has scorched 5,184 acres since breaking out in the Shelter Valley area east of Julian.
The blaze was 25% contained as of 10 a.m. Monday, according to Cal Fire San Diego Capt. Frank LoCoco.
Early Monday morning, Cal Fire’s incident page showed the fire had burned an estimated 6,500 acres, but that estimate was reduced to 5,184 acres by 10 a.m. Monday.
The fire, dubbed the “Southern Fire,” was reported about 5:15 p.m. Saturday off Great Southern Overland Stage Route. Motorists first called the California Highway Patrol to report smoke in the area shortly after 4:05 p.m., and Cal Fire San Diego reported the address as 14925 Great Southern Overland Stage.
By 6:40 p.m. Saturday, the fire had spread to about 1,200 acres, three structures were destroyed and roughly 500 residents were evacuated from the Butterfield Ranch Campground to Agua Caliente Campgrounds.
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