August 21, 2010
A fast moving forest fire has already burned more than 2,500 acres in less than 3 hours in the Cleveland National Forest in San Diego County, according to officials with CalFire.com. The blaze broke out at around 1 p.m. in the El Monte Park area of Cleveland National Forest. Here are some quick facts on the blaze:
|View of Monte Park....2,500 acres burned so far in the Cleveland National Forest.|
|Last Updated:||August 21, 2010 4:15 pm|
|Date/Time Started:||August 21, 2010 1:02 pm|
|Administrative Unit:||CAL FIRE San Diego Unit / Cleveland National Forest|
|County:||San Diego County|
|Location:||North side of El Monte Road, near the community of Lakeside|
|Acres Burned:||2,500 acres|
|Containment||2,500 acres - 0% contained|
|Conditions:||CAL FIRE is now in unifed command with the Cleveland National Forest. |
El Monte Park is being evacuated for precautionary reasons; there is still no threat to structures.
10 people have been evacuated by Sheriff’s helicopters - 8 residents and 2 hikers.