Sunday, November 26, 2023

Sage fire in Jamul revised to 39 acres; pilot error blamed

Cal Fire Capt. Mike Cornett said crews on the scene Friday had a line around the fire, and were handling clean-up duties. He added that some light rain on Friday helped reduce the fire threat. Earlier, the blaze "burnt hot and fast, and then they were able to just stop it,'' Cornett said.

Pascua added: "The fire burned just like a fire in mid-summer would burn, meaning tall flame lengths, fast moving and moonscape terrain left behind by the fire when all was said and done. This is a good example of why we can't let our guard down in San Diego in regards to wildfires and having defensible spaces around our homes.''

The cause of the fire remained under investigation. Cornett said the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service sent firefighters to assist Cal Fire.


Well that's cheering.

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The cause of wildfires is always the same. (i) Fuel; (ii) a source of ignition happens along.

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 27, 2023 2:42:01 PM