Brush fire erupts in north San Diego County

Posted at 3:16 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 02:19:45-04

PALA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A brush fire erupted in the north San Diego County community of Pauma Valley Tuesday afternoon, sending a plume of thick, white smoke into the atmosphere.

The fire broke out on the 13800 block of Highway 76 near Pala Road northeast of Escondido around 2:50 p.m. According to Cal Fire, the flames have scorched at least 50 acres.

Cal Fire sent an aircraft to help fight the fire. No structures were threatened in the fire. 

Winds in the area Tuesday could reach 14 miles per hour before winding down later this evening. The humidity, which is currently at 50 percent, should help firefighters fight the blaze. 

The fire is now 15 percent contained. 

Watch live video of the blaze in the player below: