Brush fire near Carmel Valley scorches 2 acres

SAN DIEGO - Fire crews held a brush fire to two acres Sunday near the Gonzales Canyon open space area, north of Carmel Valley.

The fire was near the dead end of Rancho Dorado Bend, and was reported at 12:10 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Fourteen-year-old Chris Temby snapped photos with his camera and told 10News about the fast-moving fire.

"At first I thought it was going to get out of hand since the wind was pushing the smoke towards the other side of the street, but I didn't want it to go to the other side of the street 'cause all the houses are right here. Then, everyone would be in danger."

Fire officials said the about 2-acre blaze was knocked down in about 35 minutes.

Scanner traffic indicated that structures were threatened at one point. However, 10News was not able to confirm that. No official evacuations were ordered.

No injuries were immediately reported and the cause of the fire had not been determined, a city fire dispatcher said.

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