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UPDATE: Anza Fire Controlled, Mapped At 54.5 Acres

The fire, reported about 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tule Canyon Truck Trail, quickly spread to about 50 acres and took more than 24 hours for full containment.

A wildland fire that burned 54.5 acres of brush and injured an inmate on a hand crew was fully controlled Sunday evening.

Firefighters were being called off the line at Tule Canyon Truck Trail, near Terwilliger Road, as Cal Fire declared the fire under control.

All afternoon Saturday, helicopters dumped water and planes dumped retardant onto the blaze, which was in a hard-t0-reach area of the canyon.

At one point Saturday afternoon, there were 165 firefighters on the scene, including two 15-inmate hand crews.

One inmate was injured Sunday when a rock struck his chest and he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. A condition report was not available Sunday evening.

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A wildland fire in Anza that scorched 75 acres and injured an inmate on a hand crew was 95 percent contained Sunday.

Full containment of the fire at Tule Canyon Truck Trail, near Terwilliger Road, was expected by 6 p.m. Sunday, according to Cal Fire officials.

The fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and quickly spread to 65, then 75 acres. At the height of the fire, 165 firefighters were on scene, officials said.

A member of one of two inmate hand crews -- they usually number about 15 -- suffered minor to moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment, according to Cal Fire information officer Melody Hendrickson.

There were 51 firefighters on scene Sunday, including the two hand crews, two helicopter crews dousing the flames with water and three planes dropping retardant, Hendrickson said.

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A wildland fire that scorched 75 acres of heavy brush was 20 percent contained Saturday night, with firefighters remaining on scene to ensure it did not spread. No one was injured and no homes were threatened, officials said.

The fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. at the Tule Canyon Truck Trail, near Terwilliger Road, in a hard-to-reach rural area, officials said.

More than 150 firefighters were aided by five helicopter crews and four planes dropping retardant onto the flames.

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A wildland fire whipped by wind and fueled by heavy brush burned about 65 acres in an Anza canyon Saturday, fire officials said.

The blaze was reported about 3:30 p.m. at the Tule Canyon Truck Trail, near Terwilliger Road, in a hard-to-reach rural area, officials said.

No one was injured in the blaze and no homes were threatened, but the fire did grab the attention of 165 firefighters and five helicopter crews, along with four fixed planes, officials said.

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A fire Saturday quickly scorched 50 acres of brush in an Anza canyon but no injuries were reported, nor were any homes threatened, officials said.

The wildland fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. at the Tule Canyon Truck Trail and Terrwilliger Road, according to a Cal Fire information officer.

Five helicopter crews and four plane crews spent the afternoon dropping fire retardant and water on the blaze, and 165 firefighters worked to contain the flames before dusk.

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