Canyon Fire Sparks Near Santee Walmart

A fire broke out in a canyon behind the parking lot of a Walmart in Santee Friday morning, officials confirmed.

The blaze began around 8:20 a.m. in a canyon and near a riverbed in the 100 block of Town Center Parkway. By 9 a.m. fire crews were asking for water drops to help contain the flames.

Officials said no homes or buildings in the area were threatened.

Firefighters were able to quickly get a handle on the fire. Firefighters borrowed a raft from Walmart so they could get to a hotspot in the riverbed. By 9:50 a.m., the blaze was almost fully knocked down.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No one was injured.


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