Wildfire in San Diego County prompts evacuation

1:35 AM, Jun 18, 2012   |    comments
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CAMPO, Calif. -- Authorities are evacuating about 150 homes in eastern San Diego County as firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire that has destroyed one structure.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire began Sunday afternoon in a rural area northeast of Campo and near the Golden Acorn Casino. It has consumed 200 acres of brush.

Capt. Daryll Pina said the fire has destroyed one structure, but he hasn't been able to confirm what it was.

Officials shut down the road to the casino and patrons are being urged to stay inside.

Meanwhile, a 2,200-acre wildfire that erupted Saturday in a remote area of Riverside County is 70 percent contained. Authorities say they expect full containment of the blaze burning between Beaumont and San Jacinto Monday morning.

(Associated Press)

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