Brush Fire Reported in Mission Valley

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    NBC 7 San Diego

    Firefighters were called to the report of a brush fire in Mission Valley near Qualcomm Stadium Monday morning.

    Smoke rose from the area along Friars Road and Mission Village Drive just after 10 a.m. Monday.

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    The fire was located on an embankment near structures officials said. The size of the fire covered approximately 1/4 of an acre.

    San Diego police officers evacuated some nearby residents, but by about 10:42 a.m., firefighters reported the fire was knocked down.

    The fire was started by a discarded cigarette, most likely from a passing car, according to Maurice Luque with the San Diego Fire Department.