Small Brush Fires Burn in Chula Vista

Firefighters responded to two small brush fires in Chula Vista Wednesday, which sparked within 20 minutes of one another.

First, at around 1 p.m., crews were called to the corner of 3rd Avenue and L Street, near the golf course at the San Diego Country Club, where a fire had burned approximately a quarter of an acre and was said to have a slow rate of spread.

No injuries were reported and no evacuations were ordered.

At 2:15 p.m., the Chula Vista Police Department said the fire was fully contained. Road closures remained in place as fire crews entered the clean-up phase, including closures in the 900 block of 3rd Avenue, between L and Moss streets, and the 300 block of L Street, between 3rd and 4th avenues.

Drivers were urged to avoid the area.

Police said parents picking up students at nearby Rice Elementary School were being directed to the west side of the school, on 4th Avenue.

Meanwhile, at around 1:20 p.m., firefighters were called to a blaze at Judson Way and East Prospect Street. The small brush fire was burning on a hillside next to a field near Castle Park High School, officials said.

That hillside is backed up against homes, though no evacuations were ordered.

The fire was knocked down a few minutes later. No one was injured.

The causes of both fires are under investigation.

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