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.