Firefighters battle 10-acre blaze in Santee during red flag warning

SAN DIEGO — Evacuation warnings are in effect in a Santee neighborhood as firefighters work to put out a 10-acre fire that started during dangerous weather conditions.

The fire is burning in an area off 9500 North Magnolia Avenue, not far from Walker Preserve Trail. A public safety alert was sent to residents in the area about evacuation warnings in effect near Hillcreek and Ramsgate.

Outage map: 5,300 customers without power on Thanksgiving

Few details about the blaze were immediately available. It broke out as 5,300 SDG&E customers are without power on Thanksgiving Day because of dangerous fire weather. A high wind warning was set to expire at noon, while a red flag warning will be in place until 6 p.m. Friday for San Diego County mountains and inland valleys.

An SDG&E camera shows smoke from a fire burning in Santee. (SDG&E Alert Camera)
A photo shows a plane making an airdrop as firefighters work to put out a fire in Santee on Thanksgiving Day. (FOX 5)

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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