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San Diego County, California

#VolcanFire 100% Contained

Final Update: Thursday, May 17, 2018

CalFire crews have reported the #VolcanFire 100% contained, with 12 acres burned, in a remote area on the east side of the Volcan Mountains.

The fire was sparked late on the evening of Thursday, May 10th. Early reports, which authorities were only able to confirm the following Monday, were that the blaze was caused by a small plane crash. San Diego County Sheriff's Department deputies and search and rescue crews later located the plane wreckage and 3 deceased persons.

The foggy weather, which could have been a factor in the plane accident, provided favorable conditions for curtailing the fire, although it delayed air resources the following morning, and the steep, difficult access posed challenging for ground resources and rescuers in the early hours.

No homes were threatened. The remote area encompasses sensitive wildlife habitat and plant species and is part of a critical wildlife corridor.

Visit the Volcan Mountain Foundation's website at www.VolcanMt.org for ongoing updates of events and actitivites on and around the Volcan Mountain Range.