#RockFire halts traffic on state Route 67 near Rockhouse Road in Ramona area

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 19:41:50-04

Residents living near where a wildfire started have been allowed to return to their homes, a CalFire official said Saturday.

The residents living on four streets bordering Rockhouse Road were told to evacuate Friday afternoon, Capt. Kendal Bortisser of Cal Fire said.

So far, the fire has consumed 28 acres and is 50 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. Bortisser said no structures have been damaged. There are no reported injuries.

One-hundred firefighters were sent Saturday to battle the blaze, which began around 2:30 p.m. Friday when a burning vehicle ignited brush alongside state Route 67.

The fire initially threatened homes, prompting evacuations, as it spread over rugged, hilly terrain east of Poway.

Air tankers and helicopters were deployed Friday to fight the blaze.