Fire at Mission Trails Regional Park contained

SAN DIEGO - The so-called Trails Fire, which erupted last weekend in an area just east of Mission Valley, was declared 100 percent contained on Tuesday.

The fire broke out for unknown reasons about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

As crews worked to subdue the flames, parks authorities closed a stretch of Father Junipero Serra Trail, along with Climbers Loop, Oak Grove Loop, Kwaay Paay Trail and a visitor center, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

A firefighter suffered heat-related trauma while battling the blaze and was taken to a hospital. No other injuries were reported.

In the end, the fire burned 95 acres but did not damage any structures.

Fire officials closed the incident Tuesday afternoon, and crews have cleared the scene.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Mission Trails Regional Park was reopened to through traffic and walkers, but fire officials said selected trails in the burn area remain closed by the park.

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