Firefighters quickly halt vegetation fire that sparked amid dangerous winds in San Marcos, threatening homes.
The Sycamore fire was reported at around noon and by 1 p.m. the rate of spread had been stopped.
San Marcos Fire Department said the fire had a slow rate of spread backed by a strong east wind. Cal Fire San Diego said the fire had grown to 3 acres before the spread was stopped.
Firefighters will remain on the scene for several hours for mop-up and containment.
The Sycamore fire was reported amid a red flag warning. Meanwhile, a high wind warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday while a wind advisory will be in place until 4 p.m. Thursday for coastal communities.
No other information was available.
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