A wildfire in Julian that scorched 2,000 acres of brush is 75 percent contained Tuesday, according to Calfire.
About 1,000 firefighters were battling the blaze, which erupted about 1 p.m. Saturday east of Julian, said Battalion Chief Nick Schuler.
Full containment is expected Thursday, Schuler said, noting that the temperature has dropped about 15 degrees, helping with the fire-fighting efforts.
The cooler temperature stems from a storm that arrived early Tuesday from the Gulf of Alaska, bringing with it the expectation of scattered showers throughout the day.
According to the National Weather Service, much heavier rainfall and even cooler temperatures are likely Wednesday before fairer weather returns to the region Friday.
No injuries or structural damage have been reported as a result of the Great Fire, though about two dozen buildings at the edges of Mastro Trailer Ranch east of Banner Grade were threatened for a time over the weekend.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.