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House fire spreads to nearby brush in East County

Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 20:21:36-04

DESCANSO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Firefighters Wednesday battled a house fire near Descanso that spread to nearby brush.

According to Cal Fire, the blaze started on the 24000 block of Sherilton Valley Road in the area of Cedar Creek.

Part of the home became involved in the fire before flames spread to nearby brush, scorching two acres.

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Cal Fire said fuel in the area was light and flashy and that the blaze had a moderate rate of spread. Crews were able to stop the forward rate of spread of the fire after 4 p.m.

The blaze comes less than 24 hours before Santa Ana winds are set to begin in San Diego County, ushering in high fire danger.