Brush fires cause for concern in Lakeside

LAKESIDE (CNS) – Authorities continue to work to determine what sparked
three brush fires in the Lakeside area this week.

The most recent of the blazes broke out on a hill near where East Main
Street meets Old Highway 80 about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and was contained about a
half-hour later, according to the Lakeside Fire Protection District. Some two
acres were scorched but no injuries or loss of homes were reported.

On Sunday afternoon, the so-called Horse Fire burned about 12 acres of
brush in Lakeside. It started on Crazy Horse Drive near Morning Dove Road about
2:15 p.m. and was contained roughly two hours later, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler
said.

While crews were still mopping up from the Horse Fire, a blaze dubbed
the El Monte Fire broke out in El Monte Valley and blackened five acres before
being contained, according to Mohler and Lakeside fire.

No one was injured and no structures were lost in either of Sunday's fires.

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