Eagle Fire now 75 percent contained

WARNER SPRINGS (CNS) – The Eagle Fire, which has scorched more than 14,000 acres in seven days, was 75 percent contained Thursday, Cal Fire announced. The cost of fighting the intentionally set Eagle Fire has increased to nearly $13 million, according to the agency. Firefighters expect to have the blaze under control Saturday.

More than 2,100 firefighters have battled the fire in steep, rocky terrain on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation and Anza Borrego State Park since Thursday, when it broke out along Eagles Nest Road, about five miles east of Warner Springs, Cal Fire Capt. Nick Schuler said.

Fifteen firefighters have been injured fighting the blaze, which has destroyed one outbuilding, Cal Fire said.

Deployed in the firefighting effort were seven air tankers, 20 helicopters, 76 fire engines, 30 water trucks and 18 bulldozers, according to Cal Fire.

Borrego Palm Canyon Campground and Lost Valley Boy Scout Camp will remain closed until further notice.

Along with Cal Fire, agencies helping with firefighting efforts included the San Diego County Fire Authority, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, county Sheriff's Department and state Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Corrections and Conservation Corps and National Guard.

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