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Crews making progress against Agua Fire in Pauma Valley

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Posted at 6:14 AM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 21:02:08-04

(KGTV) - Firefighters are making progress in their battle against a fire that erupted in an area near the northern San Diego County community of Pauma Valley Tuesday.

Cal Fire officials confirmed late Wednesday that the Agua Fire has burned at least 59 acres and is 85 percent contained. About 100 firefighters are expected to continue the firefighting efforts on Wednesday.

The fire erupted shortly after 2:30 p.m. in the 13800 block of state Route 76 near Pala Road, northeast of Escondido.

In addition to ground crews, Cal Fire used fixed-wing aircraft and water-dropping helicopters to fight the fire.

No major evacuations were ordered, and officials said no structures were immediately threatened by the blaze.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.