Authorities investigate if San Diego County wildfire caused by arson

Authorities are investigating if a person deliberately ignited a wildfire that’s burned more than 750 acres in San Diego County.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Capt. Mike Mohler told the San Diego Union-Tribune are investigating the General fire as a possible arson.

The blaze was discovered shortly after noon Sunday east of California 79, southeast of Julian.


Flames were spreading east, away from buildings and pushed on by winds that were expected to increase Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for San Diego and Riverside counties through 3 p.m. Monday, warning of 20-30 mph winds and gusts up to 50 mph.

Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blaze, the Union-Tribune reported.


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