Crews contain 2nd brush fire in Santee

SANTEE, Calif. - Residents from about a dozen homes were evacuated in Santee early Wednesday after a fire broke out in the same area as a brush fire the day before.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department dispatchers reported the fire erupted at about 7:30 a.m. in the dry bed of the San Diego River, on the east end of the Carlton Oaks Country Club. The 8900 and 9000 blocks of Willowgrove Avenue were closed.  

Deputies were called to assist with evacuations in the 9000 block of Willowgrove Avenue at 7:42 a.m., according to the sheriff's department.

Firefighters on the ground and water-dropping helicopters helped control the blaze by about 11 a.m.

No structural damage was reported.

Tuesday's Fire

Tuesday's fire burned about four to five acres off Carlton Oaks Drive, near Carlton Hills Boulevard.

It burned through the wooden fence of a nearby condominium complex, but did not threaten any structures. No evacuations were issued. The cause remains under investigation.

High Winds

A High Wind Advisory remains in effect through Thursday evening for San Diego County. Find out the current wind speeds and temperatures in your area.


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