Cal Fire crews battle a brush fire in Warner Springs. Courtesy Cal Fire San Diego

A brush fire near Warner Springs consumed 12 acres Saturday afternoon but was halted before reaching a popular Boy Scout camp.

Scouts attending the Mataguay Boy Scout Camp were issued an evacuation warning, which stayed in effect throughout the afternoon, according to Cal Fire San Diego County.

The fire burned 12 acres by 4 p.m., but its progress toward the camp was stopped, and the blaze is now 50% contained.

The San Diego-Imperial Council of the Boy Scouts of America tweeted: ”Thank you Cal Fire for your quick response and hard work to keep our weekend
campers safe.”

No structures were threatened. Both air and ground crews were on the scene, and Cleveland National Forest firefighters were providing assistance.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.