Fast-moving brush fire breaks out on Highway 94 in Campo

Brush fire breaks out on Highway 94 in Campo
Posted at 11:00 AM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 02:15:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A brush fire broke out on Highway 94 in Campo Wednesday.

Cal Fire firefighters started battling the 10-acre fire in the 31000 block of CA-94 just after 10 a.m.

As of 4:30 p.m., the fire had grown to 265 acres and was five percent contained. As of 4:45 p.m. all road closures and evacuation warnings were lifted. 

Cal Fire San Diego reported one firefighter has been transported for a minor injury. It's not clear how the firefighter was injured.

Dubbed the "Recycle Fire," it's not yet clear how the fire began.

Kimberly Ryan's vantage point was the upper deck of her parents' home on the outskirts of Campo. She told 10News that she was obsessed with the possibility of the wildfire changing directions and taking aim on them.

"I'm watching this thing; I just had surgery; caring for two parents and if the fire turns west, we're gonna be in trouble 'cause it's northeast right now."

But Cal-Fire brought in air tankers from Ramona. In addition to their retardant drops, helicopters poured water from a nearby pond onto the flames; and ground crews scrambled over rough terrain to beat down the fire.

Kimberly, her parents, and three dogs were all on alert, ready to evacuate if the order were issued.

"I'm supposed to be on bed rest because of surgery. I'm not going to be on bed rest, gonna sit here and keep watching until it's gone. I couldn't go to sleep if I had to; don't want to wake up with flames and have anything happen to me, my dogs, my parents, no!"

She had both cars packed with clothes, medicine, insurance papers; anything important.

She was overjoyed to learn that Cal-Fire crews would be staying on scene for several days if necessary, to make absolutely sure all the hot spots were cold.

10News is monitoring this breaking news story.