Wildfire burns 820 acres, residents evacuated

 Monday, June 18, 2012


A 820-acre brush fire that destroyed a structure Sunday in a rural area northeast of Campo prompted area residents to be asked to leave their homes, according to Cal Fire and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The fire remains zero percent contained. The brush fire was reported in the vicinity of Old Highway 80 and Miller Valley Road about 2:10 p.m. and grew to scorch 450 acres by about 9 p.m., according to Cal Fire spokesman Tom Piranio.

Residents in the 3700 block of Old Highway 80 and those on Church and Crestwood roads near the fire were asked to head east from the area, according to a sheriff’s department dispatcher.