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A Cal Fire engine. Photo credit: OnScene.TV

Authorities issued, then lifted, evacuation warnings Saturday after a vegetation fire broke out in an area near Hauser Canyon, north of Campo.

Cal Fire San Diego and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department responded at about 4 p.m. to the fire near Big Potrero Truck Trail in the Hauser Creek area of Lake Morena.

Initially, five to 10 acres burned at a moderate rate of spread; CalFire said just after 7 p.m. that the total burned area was 20 acres.

The evacuation warning was for residents west or north of Buckman Springs Road at Lake Morena Drive. The evacuation center was at Mountain Empire High School, 3305 Buckman Springs Road in Pine Valley.

Sheriff’s officials lifted the warning at about 6:40 p.m. via social media. They had asked area residents to avoid Lake Morena Drive.

“CalFire and Sheriff units will be working overnight to monitor the area,” they stated via the Sheriff’s department Twitter account.

– City News Service



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