Cal Fire: Wilson Fire in Warner Springs caused by shooting; fire 100 percent contained

Posted at 2:39 PM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 23:16:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A brush fire that erupted in the Warner Springs area in the midst of high temperatures was caused by a shooting, Cal Fire officials said.

The Wilson Fire erupted just after 1 p.m. Sunday in an area near Volcan View Way and Montezuma Valley Road, according to officials.

After a few hours, firefighters on the ground and crews in the air were able to stop the fire's rate of spread at 25 acres burned. The fire is now 100 percent contained. 

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Officials with Cal Fire say the fire was caused by shooting in the area. Authorities say those responsible for starting the fire while target practicing on private property came forward. 

At this time, it's unclear whether charges will be filed against those responsible for starting the fire. 

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.

Sunday's fire in San Diego County comes amid continuing wildfires across the state that have claimed at least 40 lives and destroyed nearly 6,000 buildings.

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