Winds Whip California Wildfire

The brush fire blaze has grown to more than 100 acres.


A brush fire is burning out of control in East County.
The California Department of Forestry reports that more than 100 acres are burning near the intersection of Highway 78 and Highway 79 east of Santa Ysabel on the Mesa Grande Reservation. Sheriff's deputies are evacuating residents in the area.
Winds of 30 to 35 mph are spreading the flames, making it difficult for firefighters to get a containment line around the fire.
Fire officials said downed power lines sparked the fire.
The fire danger throughout San Diego County is extremely high because of high winds from the east and low humidity, NBC 7/39 reported. The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning for the county through Sunday afternoon.
NBC 7/39 has crews on the way to the fire lines. Refresh this page for the latest information on this developing story.