SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diegans posted images and updates about the fierce Valley Fire burning out of control in the Japatul Valley on Saturday night.
Photos and videos shot from various locations around San Diego show a large ominous plume of smoke over the county. Others show videos of flames near the scene of the fire, and at least one local resident miles away from the fire documented ash falling from the sky.
As of late Saturday night, fire officials said the blaze has scorched about 1,500 acres. Crews continue to battle the fire under harsh conditions, including strong winds and high heat. Temperatures are expected to sear the region over the next couple of days, with some areas moving the needle past triple digits.
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Watching in devastation as yet another fire consumes our beloved #CA50 as @CALFIRESANDIEGO and county authorities fight back from the air and ground. #ValleyFire off of Japatul Road and Carveacre Road, Southeast of Alpine in San Diego County. pic.twitter.com/cemeMb5850— Ammar Campa-Najjar (@ACampaNajjar) September 6, 2020
This is the view out of my window pic.twitter.com/WcsE26sd5M— Thee Hustle House (@TheeHustleHouse) September 6, 2020
You may be seeing smoke this afternoon from the #ValleyFire that is now 1,000 acres with 0% containment in the Alpine area. Photo below is from Double Peak. @sanmarcoscity https://t.co/C9sIuUeKUb pic.twitter.com/qI7TxDcXFa— San Marcos Fire Dept (@SMFD) September 6, 2020