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Brush Fire Burns 1 Acre in Valley Center

The fire sparked around 2:20 p.m. in a field at Sunset and Non roads, but Cal Fire crews were able to quickly stop it from spreading

A fire burned one acre of brush in Valley Center Wednesday, moving in light, flashy fuel in a field amid warm temperatures.

The blaze sparked at around 2:20 p.m. at Sunset and Non roads, Cal Fire officials said. Although it moved at a slow rate, officials worried it had the potential to burn about two acres.

Working quickly, firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading within about 15 minutes. Cal Fire officials said no structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported.

As of 3 p.m., Cal Fire said the fire was under control, with engines remaining at the scene to mop up hot spots and improve containment lines.

The temperature in Valley Center was 85 degrees when the fire sparked, with winds between 5 and 10 mph, according to NBC 7’s First Alert forecast.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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