Brush Fire Burns in Serra Mesa

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    Firefighters battled a brush fire in San Diego’s Serra Mesa neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

    The fire was burning at the bottom of a steep canyon near the 8600 block of Hummingbird Lane. The fire started around 1:45 p.m.

    Aerial pictures showed thick, black smoke pouring from the heavy brush. Smoke could be seen from the 805 freeway.

    There are homes on top of the hill, but no evacuations were issued. No injuries were reported.

    The San Diego Fire-Rescue helicopter dropped water on the flames in addition to crews on the ground.

    There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

    Check back for updates.

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