(The Gun Fire has been contained)…100% containment was reached at around 8:00 pm Tuesday.
The fire was named The Gun Fire because of a Gun Range nearby. The fire was first reported early Saturday afternoon close to Pine Valley, off Interstate 8 and Sunrise Highway. Smoke from the fire forced the closure of Interstate 8 Saturday, both East and Westbound lanes. They were re-opened after about 3 hours that day. The US Forest Service was the lead agency combating the blaze, with assistance for Cal Fire. It burned over 155 acres before it was contained Tuesday night. Over 250 firefighters assisted in combating the blaze at one time. Crews are still on scene to prevent flare-ups and to put out hot spots. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.