Ramona Fire spread has been stopped at 180 acres. 200+ firefighters and law enforcement remain committed.
More than two hundred firefighters have arrived at the area.
The fire was first reported shortly after noon local time.
On Rancho Ballena Road, residents have been evacuated.
The fire is still active in the area of state Route 78 in the eastern part of San Diego County.
According to Cal Fire San Diego, the incident, which has been given the name Casner Fire, was reported shortly after 12:15 p.m. and is currently burning in Ramona near the intersection of SR-78 and Casner Road. Within an hour, it had expanded to approximately 40 acres at a pace of spread that was considered to be moderate while consuming the grass in the vicinity. The blaze had extended to an area of 180 acres three hours after it had first been reported, although its rate of progression had slowed significantly.
A tweet from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department stated that residents of Rancho Ballena Road and the surrounding regions were being instructed to evacuate their homes. The parts of the map that are shaded in the following image represent places that were evacuated. The portions within the lines that are not colored indicate that there is a warning to evacuate the region, but there is not an order to evacuate at this time. Olive Peirce Middle School is located at 1521 Hanson Lane and is available for evacuees to use.
Although the fire’s further spread has been prevented while workers stay on the site, certain evacuation orders continued to be in effect as of 4 o’clock in the afternoon. This page contains the most recent information regarding the evacuation.