Fire Burns Near Grossmont College - NBC 7 San Diego

Fire Burns Near Grossmont College



    Raw aerials shot by a television news helicopter showing the fire burning near Grossmont College on Friday, Aug. 27. (Published Friday, Aug. 27, 2010)

    A fire burned in the East County Friday morning, on the campus of Grossmont College.

    San Diego County Sheriff's deputies said about a dozen were evacuated on Clifford Heights Road just as a precaution.

    No structures were damaged, according to Heartland Fire.

    Video from a local television news helicopter showed a plane making drops of fire retardant.

    An @nbcsandiego Twitter follower sent video of the brush fire from his vantage point.

    According to Heartland Fire, as of 12:15 p.m. they were beginning to release fire engines. Crews have a good handle on the fire that burned between 12 and 15 acres.

    Cal Fire sent a Twitter update confirming that they are assisting Heartland with a brush fire at Highway 125 and Grossmont. Lakeside Fire also Tweeted that they sent a brush engine and battalion chief to assist.



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