Brush fire near Jamul prompts evacuations
250 acres burned as of 6PM
Last Updated: 91 days ago
SAN DIEGO - Crews are battling a brush fire that erupted Monday afternoon in an area east of Jamul and has burned at least 250 acres.
The so-called Lyons Fire broke out near Lyons Valley Road just after 1 p.m., according to Cal Fire officials. As of 7 p.m., the fire is 10 percent contained.
Though the blaze was posing no immediate structural threats, deputies cleared residents out of homes along the 19100 block of Lyons Valley Road, Honey Springs Road and other areas east of there as a precaution, San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Scott Amos said.
Evacuees were advised to head to Jamul Primary School at 14567 Lyons Valley Road.
According to Cal Fire, more than 200 firefighters are fighting the fire, with air support from helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
No injuries have been immediately reported.
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