Fire Burns Brush in San Carlos

Within 20 minutes, fire crews had the blaze contained

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Jan 2, 2014  |  Updated 4:34 PM PDT
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A brush fire sparked on a small hill in San Carlos, burning approximately one acre. Firefighters were able to knock out the blaze within 20 minutes, but the fire did cause heavy smoke and almost led to the evacuations of nearby residents.

A brush fire sparked on a small hill in San Carlos, burning approximately one acre. Firefighters were able to knock out the blaze within 20 minutes, but the fire did cause heavy smoke and almost led to the evacuations of nearby residents.

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A brush fire burned up a small hill in the San Carlos area Thursday afternoon, officials confirmed.

The blaze sparked around 2:20 p.m. in open land in the 7600-block of Mission Gorge Road. San Diego Fire-Rescue officials said it burned approximately one acre on the small hill, but firefighters were able to contain it within 20 minutes.

While crews worked, police officers prepared to evacuate some nearby homes in the 7800-block of Mission Vista Dr. as a precaution. Luckily, the fire was under control a short time later.

By 2:50 p.m., officials confirmed those evacuations in the area had been canceled.

Officials said no injuries were reported and the fire posed no imminent threat to homes.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

San Diego Fire-Rescue posted this update to their Twitter account at 3:10 p.m.:

"Veg. fire Mission Gorge and Margerum (San Carlos) contained at 1 and a quarter acres. No evacuations. It's dry out there.. be careful."
 

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