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Rangeland Fire: Brush fire near Ramona fully contained at 250 acres

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Last updated: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 6:20 PM

Acres burned: 250
Containment: 100%
Location: Rangeland Road and Highway 78 in Ramona  
Start date: August 9, 2018 1:56 p.m.
Cause: Unknown
Injuries: Unknown

Evacuations: None

Evacuation Centers: None

Road closures: None

Twitter Hashtags: #RangelandFire

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FRIDAY 6:20 PM

The Rangeland Fire has been fully contained at 250 acres according to Cal Fire San Diego.

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FRIDAY 2:00 PM

Cal-Fire reports the fire is now 80% contained.

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FRIDAY 8:15 AM

SAN PASQUAL (CNS) - A fast-moving wildfire that tore across hilly terrain east of San Diego Zoo Safari Park and threatened homes near Ramona was 60 percent contained as of Friday morning.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 1 p.m. Thursday off the 18000 block of state Route 78, near Rangeland Road in the San Pasqual community of northern San Diego, according to Cal Fire.

In less than 90 minutes, the flames had spread to the east over 100- plus acres and were posing immediate hazards to houses in the rural area, the state agency reported.

Police shut down a stretch of SR-78 near the burn zone as crews worked to subdue the blaze, dubbed the Rangeland Fire, on the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters.

By 3 p.m. Thursday, the fire was no longer an imminent threat to structures, according to Cal Fire.

As of 9:15 p.m., crews had the roughly 250-acre burn area about 60 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

The cause of the fire -- which burned near the site of a blaze that blackened an estimated 365 acres two weeks ago -- was under investigation.

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THURSDAY 7:30 PM

Cal-Fire reports Hwy 78 will be open in both directions at 2200 hrs. Thursday, and down to one lane from 0830 hrs. Friday morning till 1700 hrs. Friday evening. PLEASE drive careful, firefighters will still be working in the area!

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THURSDAY 7:15 PM

Cal-Fire has charred 250 acres and is sitting at 60% containment.

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THURSDAY 5:20 PM

SAN PASQUAL (CNS) - A fast-moving wildfire tore across hilly terrain east of San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Thursday, threatening homes near Ramona for a time before firefighters got the flames under control.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 1 p.m. off the 18000 block of state Route 78, near Rangeland Road in the San Pasqual community of northern San Diego, according to Cal Fire.

In less than 90 minutes, the flames had spread to the east over 100- plus acres and were posing immediate hazards to houses in the rural area, the state agency reported.

Police shut down a stretch of SR-78 near the burn zone as crews worked to subdue the blaze, dubbed the Rangeland Fire, on the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters.

By 3 p.m., the fire was no longer an imminent threat to structures, according to Cal Fire.

As of 4:30 p.m., the crews had halted the spread of the fire and had the roughly 150-acre burn area about 30 percent contained.

The cause of the fire -- which burned near the site of a blaze that blackened an estimated 365 acres two weeks ago -- was under investigation.

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THURSDAY 4:30 PM

SAN PASQUAL (CNS) - A fast-moving wildfire threatened homes near Ramona Thursday afternoon while charring scores of open acres east of San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 1 p.m. off the 18000 block of state Route 78, near Rangeland Road in northern San Diego, according to Cal Fire. In less than 90 minutes, the flames had spread to the east over about 150 hilly acres and were posing immediate hazards to houses in the rural area, the state agency reported.

Police shut down a stretch of SR-78 near the burn zone as crews worked to subdue the blaze, dubbed the Rangeland Fire, on the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters.

By 3 p.m., the fire was no longer an imminent threat to structures as personnel made good progress toward extinguishing the fire, Cal Fire advised.

The fire was burning near the site of a blaze that blackened an estimated 365 acres two weeks ago, causing no reported structural damage or injuries.

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THURSDAY 2:47 PM

Cal-Fire reporting The immediate structure threat to the area of Rangeland Rd. has been mitigated. The fire remains 100-150 acres.

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THURSDAY 2:30 PM:

SAN PASQUAL (CNS) - A fast-moving wildfire threatened homes near Ramona Thursday afternoon while charring scores of open acres east of San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 1 p.m. off the 18000 block of state Route 78, near Rangeland Road in northern San Diego, according to Cal Fire. In less than 90 minutes, the flames had spread to the east over about 150 hilly acres and were posing immediate hazards to houses in the rural area, the state agency reported.

Police shut down a stretch of SR 78 near the burn zone as crews worked to subdue the blaze, dubbed the Rangeland Fire, on the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters.

The fire was burning near the site of a blaze that blackened an estimated 365 acres two weeks ago, causing no reported structural damage or injuries.

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THURSDAY: 2:00 PM:

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - That brush fire off the 18000 block of San Pasqual Valley Road has grown to about 100 to 150 acres and is posing structural threats, according to Cal Fire.

The fire has been dubbed the Rangeland Fire, according to Cal Fire.

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