Firefighters battle fire in Descanso near Green Valley Area Campground

DESCANSO (KUSI) — Firefighters Saturday were battling a brush fire near a campground in the San Diego County mountains.

The blaze was reported about 1:30 p.m. near the Green Valley Area Campground, located off state Route 79 in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, according to Cal Fire officials.

As of 3:10 p.m., forward progress was stopped and the fire, estimated at six to 10 acres, was about 40 percent contained, officials said.

Crews were making progress on getting the blaze under control, but were expected to remain on-scene throughout the night.

The fire, which was estimated at three to five acres as of 2:30 p.m., was spreading slowly, officials said. However, temperatures of 80 degrees and expected wind gusts of up to 25 miles per hour in the area through tonight could cause the situation to change.

Route 79 was not expected to be affected by the fire and remained open in the area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

No structures were threatened by the fire, and no information on the fire’s cause was immediately available.

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