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Recycle Fire: Crews continue to battle brush fire in Campo

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Posted at 6:29 AM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 09:29:00-04

CAMPO, Calif. (KGTV) - A brush fire that scorched nearly 300 acres and forced evacuations in the Campo area Wednesday is now 30 percent contained, according to fire officials.

Cal Fire said Thursday morning crews are holding the so-called Recycle Fire to 265 acres burned.

The fire erupted Wednesday just after 10 a.m. in the 31000 block of state Route 94. As the fire quickly spread, authorities shut down nearby roads and issued evacuation orders.

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In the early afternoon, the evacuations and road closures were lifted. By 5 p.m., the blaze had charred 265 acres, but crews had stopped its rate of spread on the ground and through the air.

Cal Fire officials said one firefighter suffered a minor injury during the firefighting effort. The nature of the firefighter’s injury is unknown.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.