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Forward spread of Lakeside fire stopped, Cal Fire says

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 23:32:21-04

LAKESIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- The forward rate of spread of a Lakeside brush fire has been stopped, Cal Fire said.

The announcement comes after the San Diego Sheriff's Department evacuated 14402-14470 Willow Road as the blaze threatened homes Wednesday afternoon. Evacuations were lifted shortly after 3:30 p.m.

According to the Cal Fire, the fire sparked around 12:40 p.m. near the 14000 block of Willow Road. Crews were quickly able to stop of spread of the original fire, but a second, larger fire erupted about 15 minutes later.

In total, the blaze scorched 52 acres and, as of Wednesday night, was 100 percent contained.

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The blaze comes as moisture is set to move into the county Wednesday with a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

"While there is a slight chance for a few showers this afternoon, most activity will hold off until this evening with peak activity tonight through tomorrow morning," said 10News Meteorologist Megan Parry.