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Mt. San Miguel on fire. San Diego wildfire as seen looking south from my backyard in Santee.

This is seen looking south of my backyard in northeastern Santee.


Harris Fire

Harris Ranch Road & Hwy 94

San Diego County


This fire has burned 90,440 acres and is 95 percent contained. The fire started on October 21 and is burning at Harris Ranch Road and both sides of Highway 94 in Portrero in San Diego County. Full containment is expected October 31. There have been 21 civilian and 32 firefighter injuries, as well as five deaths on this fire. 211 homes and 262 outbuildings have been destroyed, and 259 additional structures are damaged. Damage assessments, inspections and are in progress.


All evacuations have been lifted. Re-entry for residents only is being allowed. 2,214 firefighters are assigned under a unified command. A military aerial infrared platform is being used to identify remaining hot spots. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $15.1 million.

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Taken on October 23, 2007