Evacuations Lifted After Brush Fire Threatens Homes in San Diego County

Evacuation orders at the Campo Indian Reservation in San Diego County have been lifted as firefighters continue to make progress in controlling a wildfire in the area, authorities said.

Residents along Church Road were advised to evacuate for several hours Saturday afternoon as a wind-driven brush fire bore down toward their homes south of State Route 94, authorities said. The evacuation order was lifted at 4:30 p.m.

The fire broke out about 1:20 p.m. near Shasta Way, about three miles north of the Mexican border. It burned in a southwest direction, pushed by hot, dry winds of about 15 mph, authorities said. Some wind gusts were reported at 25 to 30 mph.

Cal Fire attacked the blaze with aircraft and dozens of fire rigs.

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