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Caesar Fire in Ramona area nears full containment

Fire that erupted on Labor Day burned 50 acres
Brush fire near Ramona
Ramona brush fire
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Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 05, 2022

UPDATE (Sept. 6, 8:50 a.m.): The Caesar Fire in the Ramona area was 90 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, according to Cal Fire San Diego officials.

Officials said the blaze, which erupted for unknown reasons on Monday afternoon in Witch Creek, was stopped at 50 acres burned.

No injuries were reported.

RAMONA, Calif. (KGTV) — The forward spread of a fire that broke out in Witch Creek east of Ramona has been stopped Monday afternoon.

According to the agency, the 50-acre brush fire, named the Caesar Fire, started along Highway 78 near Ramona Trails Drive.

Structures along Rancho Santa Fe Court were at one point threatened by the flames and those in the vicinity were asked to evacuate.

An evacuation center was set up at Olive Pierce Middle School at 1521 Hanson Street. People with large animals were also asked to take them to the Ramona Rodeo grounds at Aqua Lane.

As of 4 p.m. some residents were allowed to return to their homes.

Both east and westbound State Route-78 is closed from Magnolia Avenue to Sutherland Dam Road.

One firefighter received a minor injury and three others are being evaluated, Cal Fire said.

Sky10 flew over the blaze as crews worked to extinguish the flames. Watch the video below: