Evacuation warning lifted as crews battle Lost Fire in northeast San Diego County

Posted at 6:38 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 11:53:00-04

The so-called Lost Fire, which erupted Saturday afternoon in the northeast San Diego County area, has charred 255 acres and is 60 percent contained but an evacuation warning was lifted for nearby residents.

The brush fire broke out just after 3 p.m. Saturday near state Route 79 and Lost Valley Road in the Warner Springs area, and the blaze prompted authorities to issue an evacuation warning for residents near Chihuahua Valley.

While the evacuation was not mandatory, residents were urged to plan ahead in the event mandatory evacuations were ordered.

The warning was lifted at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, but several small roads in the area were closed, including Chihuahua Valley Road at Lost Valley Road, according to the county Department of Public Works.

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Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service crews are working to put out the fire, which has not threatened structures.

No injuries were reported.