The wildfire in the East County highlands that was sparked by a motorcycle crash has scorched about 15 acres and is expected to be contained Saturday, fire officials said.
The fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. Friday following a crash at Wynola and Farmer roads in northern Julian, according to Cal Fire.
As medics took the injured motorcyclist to a hospital, flames sparked by the crash spread rapidly up a brushy roadside slope, said Capt. Mike Mohler, of Cal Fire.
Deputies initially advised residents of about two dozen homes in the area to evacuate as a precaution, but the order was lifted about 4:30 p.m. Friday, Mohler said.
Firefighters had the blaze about 50 percent contained by 10 a.m. today, Mohler said, and expected full containment tonight.
One firefighter was stung by several wasps while battling the blaze, Mohler said. No structural damage was reported.
-City News Service