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MAP: Southern Fire erupts in Shelter Valley

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Posted at 8:06 AM, May 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-03 20:33:56-04

SHELTER VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) -- Fueled by strong winds, the Southern Fire in Shelter Valley continues to grow.

According to Cal Fire, the fire east of Julian has scorched 5,184 acres and is 55% contained as of Monday at 5:30 p.m. Earlier in the morning, the agency stated the fire burned 6,500 acres, but the acreage changed "due to better mapping."

Approximately 500 residents were evacuated from the Butterfield Ranch Campground to a temporary evacuation point at Agua Caliente Campgrounds (39545 Great Southern Overland Stage Route).

On Monday afternoon, authorities lifted all evacuation orders.

The fire started for unknown reasons in the 14000 block of Great Southern Overland Stage Route around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Scroll through the map below to see where the fire is located: