Erickson Aircrane helitanker drops water
A giant Erickson Aircran helitanker sponsored by SDG&E drops water onthe Green Fire. Courtesy Cal Fire

Firefighters were battling a small brush fire Saturday in the San Diego County mountains.

The fire was first reported about 1:30 p.m. near the Green Valley Area Campground, located off state Route 79 in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, according to Cal Fire officials.

Officials said that forward progress was stopped about 3:10 p.m. and the fire, estimated at six to 10 acres, was about 40 percent contained.

Crews were making progress on getting the blaze under control, but were expected to remain on scene throughout the night.

Route 79 was not expected to be affected by the fire and remained open in the area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

No structures were threatened by the fire, and no information on the fire’s cause was immediately available.

—City News Service