Large brush fire in Potrero burns more than 60 acres, road closures remain – NBC 7 San Diego

Parkbrand: What you need to know

  • As of 6 p.m. Sunday, Cal Fire officials said the Park Fire near Potrero had burned 64 acres, was only 10% contained, but forward spread had been stopped.
  • Several homes northwest of Potrero County Park were placed under evacuation orders. By 5.30pm on Sunday, all residents were allowed to return home and all road closures had been lifted.
  • The American Red Cross had opened a Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP) at Steele Canyon High School, but it has since closed.

Crews responded to a large vegetation fire that broke out Sunday in Potrero, fire officials said.

Crews had dubbed the blaze the “Park Fire” since it started near Potrero County Park on Potrero Park Drive.

The fire is 10% contained after burning more than 60 acres, according to Battalion Chief Mike Cornett with CalFire’s San Diego unit.

At 5:09 p.m., the forward rate of spread had been stopped, CalFire tweeted.

By 6:00 p.m., all road closures in the fire area had been lifted and all residents who had been subject to evacuation were allowed to return home. Several crews were expected to remain in the area overnight to continue mopping up and constructing containment lines.

This is a development story. We will update as soon as new details become available.

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