Firefighters Battle Stubborn Fire in Riverbed - NBC 7 San Diego

Firefighters Battle Stubborn Fire in Riverbed

The fire was burning in a marsh area so crews had trouble accessing it

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    WATCH: Video of the Fire in Riverbed Between Chula Vista & San Diego

    Video of the fire that was burning in a muddy marsh area along the riverbed early Thursday, May 26, 2016. (Published Thursday, May 26, 2016)

    San Diego Fire-Rescue crews battled a stubborn fire Thursday in a riverbed along the city's boundary with Chula Vista.

    No one was injured in the fire that was estimated to be burning an area as large as a football field near Fourth Avenue and Beyer Way.

    The fire sparked at 1:00 a.m. in an area described as a marsh. Conditions were so muddy firefighters couldn’t access it, according to an SDFD spokesperson

    Crews watched the fire to make sure it didn't spread and waited for the department's fire helicopter to arrive.

    Firefighters Battle Stubborn Fire in Riverbed

    [DGO] Firefighters Battle Stubborn Fire in Riverbed
    NBC 7's Liberty Zabala reports from a fire that kept San Diego Fire-Rescue busy early Thursday near Chula Vista.
    (Published Thursday, May 26, 2016)

    There are homes in the area but none were ever threatened. A cause is under investigation.

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