Crews put out 4 brush fires in Mission Valley area

SAN DIEGO - Officials are calling four fires that broke out within a mile of each other in the Mission Valley area "suspicious."

At about 5 p.m., a fire was reported in a riverbed off westbound Interstate 8 near Morena Boulevard. Crews were able to douse that fire within 45 minutes.

However, a second fire broke out just before 6:30 p.m. near Napa Street and Morena Boulevard, fire officials said. That blaze was put out just after 7 p.m.

Two more brush fires broke out in an area near Taylor Street and eastbound Interstate 8 but both were extinguished a short time later.

Officials have ruled the fires "suspicious," 10News learned.

There have been at least a dozen fires in that same area in the past several months, officials told 10News.

No structure damage or injuries were reported.

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