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.
#AguaFire [update] remains at 50 acres but containment has increased to 15%. Firefighters will remain at scene through the night and into tomorrow. Next update will be at 6:00 am.
— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) May 23, 2018
Watch live video of the blaze in the player below: