Eclipse Fire in Campo halted at 200-acres, 5 percent contained, evacuation orders lifted
CAMPO (KUSI) — 5:51 p.m. — All evacuation orders were lifted Monday evening as the forward rate of spread was stopped at 200-acres with five percent containment.
A soft road closure for residents remained in place on La Posta Road from Highway 94 to La Posta.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
4:35 p.m. — Eclipse Fire reaches 200-acres, with 20 homes threatened.
4:10 p.m. — A 100-acre brush fire burned the rural terrain in the southeastern reaches of San Diego County Monday, threatening back-country homes and a naval training center as ground and airborne crews worked to subdue the flames.
The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 2 p.m. off La Posta and Royal Willie roads in Campo, according to Cal Fire.
In less than two hours, the flames had spread over roughly 100 open acres, said Issac Sanchez, a fire captain with the state agency.
#EclipseFire [Update] 100 acres evacuations in progress. Moderate rate of spread 98 degrees 18% humidity WSW winds at 10mph
— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) August 21, 2017
Authorities cleared people out of nearby Mountain Warfare Training Camp Michael Monsoor as a precaution, Sanchez said.
Ground crews and personnel aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters battled the blaze, dubbed the Eclipse Fire in a nod to Monday’s widely viewed passage of the moon in front of the sun.