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Peutz Fire Pops Up in Hard-to-Reach Areas in Alpine

The vegetation fire began around 8:45 p.m. near Peutz Valley Road; firefighters stopped it from spreading about two hours later

A vegetation fire broke out in six spots in Alpine Wednesday night that proved difficult to access for firefighters.

The spot fires, which began at around 8:45 p.m. near Peutz Valley Road and Anderson Truck Trail, ranged in size from a quarter-acre to two acres, Cal Fire San Diego said. Officials dubbed it the "Peutz Fire."

Crews were able to quickly gain control over the fires, stopping them from spreading forward. Just before 10 p.m., crews were able to reach all six spots, according to a tweet from Cal Fire.

The cause of the fires was not immediately released. No one was hurt.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, Cal Fire said engines remained at the scene of the Peutz Fire, monitoring the area and mopping up hot spots.

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