Brush Fire Spotted in Mission Valley

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    Firefighters battled a brush fire Tuesday afternoon in Mission Valley.

    Several firefighters used hoses to fight back flames on the hillside south of Interstate 8 and west of Bachman Place.

    Fire Copter Uses Golf Hazard to Help Fight Fire: Raw Video

    [DGO] Fire Copter Uses Golf Hazard to Help Fight Fire: Raw Video
    San Diego firefighters battled a fire in the middle of Mission Valley Tuesday. When one of its fire helicopter needed water to help in the fight, it drew from the water hazard at a nearby golf course. (Published Tuesday, July 19, 2011)

    "When our crews arrived there was a lot of fire, a lot of smoke coming from the hillsides where a lot of light, flashy vegetation was on fire and it's beneath a lot of thicker vegetation and had the potential of spreading very quickly up the hill," said Maurice Luque of San Diego Fire and Rescue.

    One home at the top of the hill could be considered threatened at the time Luque said.

    San Diego Fire Copter 2 scooped up water from the Riverwalk Golf Course and quickly delivered it to the site of the fire. The helicopter made nine water drops.

    The fire burned approximately four acres and lasted about 45 minutes before it was contained.

    The cause is suspicious in nature.