Eagle fire now 30 percent contained, smoke seen from space

WARNER SPRINGS (CNS) – A brush fire that scorched some 4,000 acres on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation was about 30 percent contained Saturday, according to Cal Fire.

The fire broke out at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday off Eagles Nest Road and Camino San Ignacio, about five miles east of Warner Springs, according to Cal Fire Capt. Mike Smith.

Flames spread through the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, which briefly threatened cabins and archaeological sites, Smith said.

More than 800 firefighters fought to control the blaze with the aid of seven engines, nine helicopters, four bulldozers and seven air tankers.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Smith said.

Los Coyotes, the largest Native American reservation in the county, covers almost 25,000 mountainous acres about 80 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.

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