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Grass Fire Burns Hundreds of Acres Near Ramona

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Winds and dry grass sparked a large grass fire just west of Ramona this afternoon.

The fire started around 2:30 p.m. near west 3350 Road and Highway 75.

Nearly 750-acres of open land were on fire, however it has now been contained by various fire departments in the area. Fire Chief Todd Owens said that the aid of volunteer fire fighters was just the help needed to contain the blaze.

At one point, the fire had three different head points because of the wind. Firefighters had to deal with 10-foot tall flames, which were taller than the trucks fighting the fire. Owens said that the fire was large and fast moving, which forced them to call in at least 12 different departments.

"The winds were pushing several head fires. That's what's going to be tough with the fires this year." Owens said. "That means they're traveling in several directions."

Owens said that people need to wait for the grass to turn green in the spring, because the dry season means high fire danger.

"Just because we got some snow, we are still in a drought," Owens said. "We are in fire season and everything is very dry, so controlled burns are not safe at this time."

The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.





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