EL CAJON (CNS) - A rapidly spreading fire outside El Cajon forced authorities Tuesday to evacuate area homes.
The fire in the 12900 block of Interstate 8 Business was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Sheriff's officials were evacuating homes and businesses on Amelia Drive, according to the Lakeside Fire Protection District. Additional structures were threatened on Lavala, Flaven and Cindy Lynn lanes, authorities said.
Fire officials requested additional personnel and another helicopter be sent to the scene.