Brush fire in northeast San Diego County burns 1,800 acres

A brush fire in northeast San Diego County which started Thursday by a lightning strike has burned 1,800 acres and is 40% contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Saturday afternoon.

Full containment of the so-called Chihuahua fire is expected Monday, the agency said. The evacuation order for the residents of several hundred homes near Warner Springs is expected to be lifted within hours.

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