Rose Canyon Fire Burns Close to Homes

A canyon fire that burned dangerously close to several homes may have been caused by illegal fireworks.

Neighbors say they heard the sound of fireworks just before 9:30 p.m. on Galloway Drive, along the edge of Rose Canyon Open Space Park north of State Route 52 and west of Genesee Avenue.

Soon after, they heard the sirens of fire engines as San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were called out atr 9:37 p.m. to battle a vegetation fire.

Fire officials say the fire was small, just 25 feet by 20 feet in size.

Fire crews had to use a hose line to get up and down the steep slope and reach the flames.

The fire was extinguished without any damage to nearby homes.

Investigators have not confirmed fireworks caused the fire.

An investigation is ongoing.

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