Crews Extinguish ‘Intentionally Set' Fire at Sandburg Elementary School

A jogger discovered the fire while running nearby the elementary school.

Fire crews say a small brush fire at the Sandburg Elementary School in Mira Mesa appears to have been intentionally set, in a suspected arson case.

A jogger noticed the small fire burning in the garden area of the school at about 5:20 a.m. early Wednesday, on the 11230 block of Avenida Del Gato.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) quickly arrived on scene and extinguished the flames. No one was hurt by the small fire. Crews spent a long time mopping the area, to prevent any threat of more fires being sparked.

Students at Sandburg Elementary school were not impacted by the fire, and classes started on their normal schedule at 7:45 a.m.

Investigators are working to figure out what caused the fire, that fire crews say was set on purpose.

No further information was currently available.

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