Chaparral Fire Near SD Swells To 1,425 Acres

30 August 2021

SAN DIEGO, CA — A fast-moving brush fire swelled to 1,425 acres and sent smoke over parts of San Diego and Riverside counties overnight. The blaze was 10 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon, officials said.

The massive wildfire spans both Riverside and San Diego counties. On the Riverside County side, it is burning in the southwestern end of La Cresta, an unincorporated community at the foot of the Santa Ana mountains.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries and at least two structures were destroyed in the smokey fire, which sparked early Saturday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. The burn area was initially measured at 25 acres before the fire tripled in size in just a few hours.

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