Firefighters made quick work of a small brush fire that sparked in Descanso Tuesday afternoon.
The fire started near the crossing of Viejas Grade Road and Via Arturo Drive in Descanso at around 4:45 p.m. It was producing a tall smoke column visible from miles away, but when SkyRanger 7 arrived overhead about 25 minutes later the flames were mostly extinguished.
A row of yellow-clad firefighters were seen working a containment line with shovels and picks while engines kept a constant stream of water on the burn area.
A camera positioned atop Mount Cuyamaca facing south caught a glimpse of the smoke rising from the flames before firefighters arrived.
At this point It is unclear how large the fire was.
Check back for updates on this developing story.