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Fire Map: Wind-driven Valley Fire explodes to several hundred acres

Posted: 4:52 PM, Sep 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-09-09 23:36:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A raging fire driven by high winds and scorching heat is forcing the evacuation of nearby residents out of Japatul Valley.

The Valley Fire ignited off Spirit Trail and Japatul Road, just southeast of Alpine, just before 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2020, according to Cleveland National Forest.

As of Monday, the fire had scorched about 10,258 acres and is 1% contained.