Rock fire in Ramona fully contained

RAMONA (KUSI) — Sunday — The Rock Fire burning in Ramona was fully contained Sunday after scorching 28 acres, Cal Fire reports. 

Friday 7:30 p.m. — Cal Fire announced Friday night that the temporary evacuation order had been lifted.

6:17 p.m. — The Rock Fire has been 5 percent contained and currently stands at 20 acres.

6:17 p.m. — A burning vehicle ignited foliage alongside state Route 67 Friday afternoon, causing a wildfire that threatened some homes as it spread over rugged, hilly terrain east of Poway.

A temporary evacuation point has been set up at the Ramona Branch Library located at 1275 Main Street. 

According to the CHP, Highway 67 is closed to traffic between Archie Moore Road to the north and Poway Road to the south. 

The blaze erupted near Rockhouse Road in the Ramona area shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

Crews were able to hold the wind-blown fire at about two acres for a time, but the flames wound up jumping containment lines in the late afternoon and began moving across more open land, the state agency reported.

As of shortly after 5 p.m., the burn area had grown to roughly 30 acres, officials said.

Crews fought the blaze on the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters.

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