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Clevenger Fire: Crews halt spread of brush fire near Ramona

Clevenger Fire in Ramona
Clevenger Canyon Brush Fire
Clevenger Fire in Ramona
Posted at 6:04 PM, Jun 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 10:31:15-04

UPDATE (June 21, 6:30 a.m.): Cal Fire officials said Monday morning that crews stopped the Clevenger Fire's forward rate of spread at 50 acres.

The fire was 50% contained as of 7 a.m., according to Cal Fire.

State Route 78, which was closed Sunday afternoon due to the firefighting efforts, was reopened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

RAMONA (CNS) - Firefighters were on the scene Sunday of a 50-acre vegetation fire north of state Route 78, authorities said.

The fire, dubbed the Clevenger Fire, started at about 5 p.m. Sunday near Clevenger Trails, said Southern California Air Operations. At last checked it was 25% contained.

Around 9:00 p.m. officials reopened SR-78 from Bandy Cyn Rd. to Horizon View.

One firefighting crew at the scene said the fire was consuming light flashy fuels with a slow-to-moderate rate of spread and making a push up to the top Juanita Ridge.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department was sending a full response, the agency said.

No further information was immediately available.