Fires Scorch SoCal

September 24, 2012

A wind and heat-stoked brush fire Sunday tore through hundreds of acres near the Campo Indian Reservation in East County, destroying four houses and several other buildings as it continued to spread.

The fire started about 12:15 p.m. near Shockey Truck Trail and grew quickly as winds drove it eastward, said Cal Fire spokeswoman Roxanne Provaznik. By 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the blaze had charred 1,700 acres and was 10 percent contained.

Evacuations were ordered in an area bounded by Tierra Del Sol Road, Old Highway 80 and the international border with Mexico, sheriff’s officials said. All of the destroyed homes were along Tierra Del Sol.

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