Brush fire burns in Chula Vista riverbed

CHULA VISTA - Firefighters battled a small brush fire in a dry riverbed in Chula Vista Wednesday afternoon.

The 2-acre fire was reported before 1:30 p.m. in a vacant area at 3rd Avenue and L Street, near the San Diego Country Club and Hilltop Tabernacle church. There were structures nearby, but none were immediately threatened, the Chula Vista Fire Department said.

The 900 block of 3rd Avenue was closed between L and Moss streets. L Street was also closed between 3rd and 4th Avenues.

Parents picking up their kids from Rice Elementary were asked go to the west side of the school.

The fire was contained by 2:30 p.m. The cause is under investigation.

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