Brush fire north of City Heights prompts brief evacuations

SAN DIEGO - About a quarter-acre of brush burned north of City Heights on Sunday, and that prompted firefighters and police to briefly evacuate a small number of residents.

The fire was off El Cajon Boulevard near Fairmount Avenue. It was reported shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and was knocked down in about 20 minutes.

"I heard a siren, then another one," said neighbor Jeannine Rivero. "I was thinking maybe there was an accident, then there was a lot more. Then I looked outside and saw a fire truck out front."

Officers evacuated those in the vicinity of Fairmount and Meade avenues, according to San Diego police. Four families were briefly evacuated.

There were no reports of damage to structures or any injuries. It is unclear what caused the fire.

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