Brush Fire Sparks in Santee Amid Red Flag Warning, Evacuation Alert Issued – NBC 7 San Diego

A wildfire that started around 11 a.m. Thursday in Walker Preserve has been extinguished and confined to 18 acres, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The fire brigade remains on site to clean up before investigating the cause of the fire.

It came amid a red flag warning, leading to an evacuation warning for residents in the area. It has since been lifted. There were no injuries or damaged structures, sheriff’s Lieutenant Chris Galve said.

The wildfire was reported in the 9000 block of Magnolia Avenue. The SDG&E cameras showed a large plume of smoke in the area around 11:30 am

A helicopter drops water on a forest fire in Santee on November 25, 2021.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department issued an evacuation warning for residents living near Ramsgate Drive and Hillcreek Road.

A temporary evacuation point was established at Pathways Church at 9638 Carlton Hills Blvd.

Santee is one of the communities likely to be affected by emergency power cuts amid a red flag warning that went off at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

More than 5,000 SDG&E customers woke up without power on Thanksgiving Day due to public safety blackouts during a red flag warning. NBC 7’s Audra Stafford reports.

The Santee Fire Department and Cal Fire San Diego are on the scene.

No other information was available.

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