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Brush Fire Sparks Near School in Chula Vista

Multiple agencies responded to a brush fire burning near an elementary school in Chula Vista Thursday.

The fire sparked just before 4 p.m. in a drainage ditch area near 971 4th Avenue on the same block as Lilian J. Rice Elementary School.

The Chula Vista Fire Department, San Diego Fire Department, and the Federal Fire Department all responded.

Firefighters had to cut a hole in a fence to access the fire.

The Chula Vista Police Department told NBC 7 evacuations were being considered, but none were ordered. Some nearby residents evacuated voluntarily. Firefighters had the fire extinguished by 4:15 p.m.

CVFD said no injuries or damage to structures have been reported. Drivers should avoid the neighborhood.

No other information was available.

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