Multiple fires blackened open swaths of brushy land alongside a rural road just south of Barona Creek Golf Club Tuesday, moving toward some buildings but causing no reported structural damage or injuries. The fires broke out for unknown reasons near Wildcat Canyon Road and Founders Way in Lakeside about 11:45 a.m., according to Cal Fire. Resident Toni Garcia told 10News, "It was really scary; coming up to my house and seeing the backyard ablaze." Crews were able to halt the spread of the flames by about 1 p.m., said Kendal Bortisser, a fire captain with the state agency. Barona Fire, Cal Fire and U. S. Forestry Service firefighters launched a full-on air and ground attack, knocking down most of the flames before they reached any homes -- with a bit of assistance from homeowners utilizing garden hoses.
Posted Tuesday, July 29th 2014 @ 9pm