Brush Fire Burns in Canyon Near University City Homes

Photos of a brush fire that tore through a canyon near Nobel and Towne Centre drives in University City on Aug. 19, 2016.

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San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
SDFD officials said the blaze burned two acres in a canyon in University City. Within an hour, firefighters had knocked it down.
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Rory Devine/NBC 7 San Diego
Smoke filled the air in University City as firefighters worked to contain the 2-acre blaze.
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Rory Devine/NBC 7 San Diego
Smoke was visible from the roadways near Nobel and Towne Centre drives.
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Rory Devine/NBC 7 San Diego
SDFD crews rushed to contain the fire, which scorched through heavy brush in a canyon.
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Rory Devine/NBC 7 San Diego
The fire burned uphill at a fast rate of spread.
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Rory Devine/NBC 7 San Diego
Officials set up a command post during the fire.
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Rory Devine/NBC 7 San Diego
The Westwood Apartment Homes complex was near the scene of the blaze. Residents were not ordered to evacuate.
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