Structures Threatened by 2-Acre Brush Fire

The smoke could be seen rising north of Carmel Valley

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Viewer Michelle Calhoun sent in this cell phone video of a helicopter dropping water on the fire that burned north of Carmel Valley on May 4, 2014.

    Firefighters were called to a brush fire moving in North City Sunday, just east of Del Mar. 

    The fire was spotted behind Rancho Dorado Bend near Rancho Verde Trail around 12:20 p.m., and smoke can be seen rising in the distance behind Torrey Pines High School. 

    As of 12:45 p.m., it had burned about two acres of heavy vegetation, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue officials.

    Winds and terrain were pushing the fire toward Sword Way, in the direction of about 300 hundred homes on Lansdale Drive. While the structures were threatened for a time, officials did not order any evacuations. 

    Authorities said the fire was extinguished around 1 p.m.

    However, a large hot spot area is possible, so crews will be cleaning and checking the area for at least another hour. 

    No structures were damaged, and no injuries were reported.