Crews Battle 1650 Acre CA Fire

Cal Fire crews have requested additional help to battle a 1,650-acre brush fire in steep terrain and extreme heat, reports NBC San Diego 7.

The Chihuahua Fire, caused by multiple lightning strikes, was sparked Thursday along the Palomar Mountain Range, northeast of Warner Springs. Strong winds from the thunderstorm helped the fire spread.

Red hot flames turned the night sky orange along State Route 79. An NBC 7 news crew spotted flames as high as 60 feet in the air.

One firefighter suffered a heat-related injury and was airlifted from scene. No other fire-related injuries have been reported.

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