SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. – A wildfire is burning on Volcan Road and Farmer Road, just north of the community of Julian, California.
The fire was reported on May 10, 2018, near Volcan Mountain and East of Warner Springs and west of Borrego Springs. It was said to be moving at a slow rate of spread in a steep and inaccessible area to crews.
The cause was said to be due to a downed plane. Those on the ground were said to have not spotted that type of evidence.
No homes were in the area and no other structures were under direct threat.
On May 11, 2018, the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve was closed due to the small brush fire that had started the night before and had been closed. Around 1843 hours, the Twin engine Beechcraft Duchess had been located.
The fire was held at 12 acres with a 30% containment status. Around 1056 hours, Fire officials said containment had been increased to 55% but they were still unable to reach the plane crash site.
The conditions or number of souls on board are unknown at this time.
There were approximately 130 firefighters on May 12th, as they continued to construct containment lines to mopping up the area.
Fire resources responded from CAL FIRE’s San Diego unit.
Resources were required to hike in a .25 mile to the fire’s edge to reach the fire line. They were faced with warm temps and very steep terrain.
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