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Brush fire prompts evacuations by helicopter

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • NEW: Fire is about 10 percent contained
  • Brush fire has scorched 2,000 acres about 35 miles east of San Diego
  • No injuries were reported in the blaze

(CNN) -- A brush fire in Lakeside, east of San Diego, California, prompted the evacuation Saturday of 10 people via helicopter, Cal Fire said.

No structures were immediately threatened by the fire, which has consumed 2,000 acres, said Cal Fire spokeswoman Audrey Hagen.

Two hikers on El Cajon Mountain as well as eight residents in the area were evacuated by a helicopter from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Hagen said.

The fire, in Cleveland National Forest, was about 10 percent contained and is not spreading, she said. One firefighter was injured.

CNN's Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.