A brush fire in Santa Ysabel that threatened homes and forced some residents on School House Canyon Road to evacuate had burned 173 acres, fire officials said Monday.
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the fire had scorched 173 acres and was 90% contained, but state Route 79 was open to one-way traffic, Cal Fire officials said.
A firefighting helicopter developed engine failure Saturday and safely made a precautionary landing. No structures were damaged.
Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department helped residents evacuate nearby homes threatened by the blaze.