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Crews stop progress of brush fire burning near homes in Tierrasanta

The quick response from firefighters helped protect homes from the half-acre blaze

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Crews battled a half-acre brush fire that broke out in San Diego's Tierrasanta neighborhood on Thursday evening.

The Antigua Fire sparked in Shepherd Canyon near Antigua Boulevard and Santo Road just after 5 p.m.

SkyRanger 7 was over the fire and showed flames and white smoke coming close to the homes along the canyon.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said in an X post that the nearby structures were briefly threatened but not damaged. With the help from Copter 3 making water drops, ground crews were able to stop the forward spread of the fire, SDFD said.

No evacuations were ordered, according to fire officials.

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