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Two firefighters injured fighting blaze near El Cajon, Cal Fire says

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 22:20:22-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- Two firefighters were injured fighting a blaze that sparked near El Cajon Wednesday afternoon according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire says the blaze started on the 5500 block of Dehesa Road around 4 p.m. and burned 25 acres. As of 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, the fire is 50 percent contained.

An incident report shows that two firefighters were injured, though the extent of their injuries was unclear.

The blaze did for a brief time threaten structures, but none were damaged.

Due to the blaze, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department evacuated Vista De La Montana east of Dehesa Road.

Evacuation warnings were also issued for Trafalgar Road, Calle De Nicole, and Vista De La Montana.

The agency tweeted just before 7 p.m. that all evacuation orders and warnings had been lifted.