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Crews battle Banner fire near San Diego

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Firefighter Scott Abraham, of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, sprays water as his crew tries to keep the fire from crossing a San Diego County road Friday, May 25, 2012, near Julian, Calif.

Gregory Bull / AP

A firefighter from the Bernardino County Fire Department carries hose as his crew tries to keep fire from crossing a San Diego County road on Friday.

msnbc.com staff and news service reports: In San Diego County, Calif., the Banner Fire scorched 3100 acres east of Julian as of 6 p.m. PT Friday, NBCSanDiego.com reported. Containment reached 20 percent thanks in part to damp conditions overnight, firefighters said.

After an initial threat to the community of Shelter Valley, the brush fire is no longer threatening structures or homes. Instead, it's burning toward open land to the east.

 

 

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