Update: Evacuation Orders Lifted; Wynola and Farmers Roads Fire 20% Contained

Cal Fire has lifted an evacuation order that affected 25 structures, Friday evening.

Updated Sept. 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Update: Evacuation orders were lifted around 4:45 p.m. Friday evening for the 25 structures near a vegetation fire on Wynola and Farmers Roads, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said.

The 15-acre fire broke out after a motorcycle went down on the road near the intersection and caught on fire around 1:18 p.m., Mohler said.

The fire captain said that as of 5 p.m. Friday, the fire was 20 percent contained.

Original Story

Cal Fire reported at 15-acre vegetation fire near Wynola and Farmers Roads in Julian Friday afternoon.

Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler told Patch that the blaze was started by a motorcycle that went down on the road near the intersection and caught on fire around 1:18 p.m.

Mohler said he did not know the status of the person riding the motorcycle.

The fire captain also said that 25 structures were being evacuated near SR78 and Wynola Road due to the wildfire, but that they were just precautionary.

As of 2:15 p.m., 25 engines, four hand crews, two air tankers, three helicopters and two bullozers were at the scene, according to Mohler.

"The fire is holding as of now," Mohler said. "We're calling it a shaky containment because of the area."

By nearly 4 p.m., Mohler said there was containment, but had no percentage. He said aircraft had been released and crews would stay in the area overnight to monitor.

Dispatch reported that a shaded field break made by property owners near the wildfire area may help the bulldozers make fire lanes.

Mohler told Patch that one firefighter was being treated for multiple wasp stings.

Wynola and Farmers Roads remain closed, Mohler said.

Stick with Patch for updates on the wildfire.

Kat McClanahan September 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Any updates?
Katie September 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM
what is a "vegetarian fire" anyway?
Melissa Phy September 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Story has been updated, Kat. Aircraft has been released and Capt. Mohler said the fire is contained, but had no percentage. -MP
Melissa Phy September 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Oops! Thanks, Katie. The spelling error has been corrected. -MP
LaDawn Jung September 21, 2012 at 11:50 PM
We have an awesome fire crew! Thanks Guys!


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