Firefighters battling fast growing Lost Fire near Warner Springs

WARNER SPRINGS (KUSI) — The Lost Fire near Warner Springs has now spread to 210 acres but is not threatening any structures

The fire has a moderate to rapid rate of spread and is 0% contained.

Cal Fire San Diego was sending a full wildland response team to handle the so-called Lost Fire was originally reported as being three to five acres large. 

At least four air tankers and several helicopters were dispatched to the fire, Cal Fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said.

The blaze was first reported at 3:08 p.m. off Lost Valley Road northeast of Warner Springs, Bortisser said.

By about 4 p.m., it had grown to about 40 acres, and to about 50 to 60 acres by 4:30 p.m.

Just before 5 p.m., Cal Fire said it had burned up more than 100 acres and was burning with a moderate to rapid rate of spread. As of 6:30 p.m. it had grown to 300 acres.

Indian Flats campground has been evacuated. 

The only road closures are Hwy 79 at Indian Flats Rd. and Chihuahua Valley Road and Puerta LaCruz Road.

This is a developing story, check back for the latest updates.

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