Pasqual Fire in North County nears full containment

Posted at 6:46 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 11:46:40-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Firefighters are making great progress in putting out a brush fire that broke out near the San Diego Zoo Safari Park last week.

The Pasqual Fire, which erupted on Friday afternoon in the 1700 block of SR-78 in Ramona, is at 95 percent containment as of Monday morning. It burned 365 acres, but the fire did not destroy structures or cause any injuries.

Cal Fire officials said crews will remain at the scene to patrol the fire’s perimeter, improve containment lines and take part in suppression repair.

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The fire on July 27 forced numerous evacuations and forced the closure of portions of SR-78, but by Sunday afternoon, all affected roads were reopened.

All evacuation orders were also canceled by Saturday evening.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.