Kensington Brush Fire Started in Homeless Camp

A small brush fire was quickly extinguished in San Diego’s Kensington neighborhood Wednesday morning.

The fire started around 9:45 a.m. in a homeless encampment off Interstate 15 near Adams Avenue.

Crews had the fire out within 15 minutes but remained on the scene about two hours watching for hot spots, according to fire officials.

No injuries were reported. Aerial pictures showed homes at the top of the canyon. However, no evacuations were issued and the fire department never indicated those homes were in danger.

The California Highway Patrol and Caltrans evicted the homeless people living in the encampment Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The fire department is still investigating exactly what sparked the fire.

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