A wildfire of unknown origin that spread over remote terrain in the Palomar Mountain area late Friday has burned an estimated 200 acres, authorities said.
No structures, including the Palomar Observatory, are threatened according to the Cleveland National Forest Twitter feed
The blaze, dubbed the Cutca Fire, broke out off Palomar Divide Road in Cleveland National Forest shortly after 4 p.m., according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Crews aboard air tankers and firefighting helicopters worked to suppress the flames, which posed no immediate structural threats, USFS spokeswoman Olivia Walker said.
Due to the ruggedness of the area, ground crews were unable to reach the site and were being brought in by helicopter, Cleveland National Forest officials said.
A night crew was coming from Los Angeles, officials said, but they were not from the Los Angeles city or county fire departments, according to officials at those agencies.
— City News Serice contributed to this report
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