Several teenagers were questioned by police after a suspicious fire sparked in a canyon near a high school in the Bay Terraces area Wednesday, officials confirmed.
The brush fire began around 10:15 a.m. in the 7000 block of Bullock Drive, behind Morse High School. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) said it was burning in grass and vegetation at a slow rate of spread.
As a precaution, officials kept students away from the baseball field at Morse High School, which is directly behind the fire area. Crews were able to quickly knock out the blaze.
SDFD officials said several teens are being questioned in connection to the fire, as some were caught coming out of the canyon area at the time the blaze sparked. Investigators believe the fire was deliberately set.
The San Diego Police Department said officers detained two people at the scene, but it is unknown if they are connected to the fire. They, too, are in the early stages of their investigation.