Valley Fire Burns Nearly 10,000 Acres In San Diego's East County


The acreage in the Valley Fire nearly doubled by 10pm Sunday night and additional structures have been destroyed.

Officials say 9,850 acres have now burned in the fire with still only one percent containment. At least 11 structures have been destroyed.

Evacuations warnings were expanded Sunday as crews battled the fire in triple digit temperatures. See map for latest evacuation information.

Two evacuation sites remain open for residents, Steele Canyon High School in Spring Valley and Joan MacQueen Middle School in Alpine.

The Valley Fire broke out just before 3pm Saturday off Spirit Trail and Japatul Road and went from a few acres to hundreds of acres in a short period of time and continued to rage overnight and Sunday. Officials say it started as a result of a tractor fire.

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