Fire closes Mission Trails Park Monday

SAN DIEGO - Sections of Mission Trails Regional Park remained closed Monday as crews worked to douse the remaining hot spots of a weekend fire that charred almost 100 acres in the open-space area east of Mission Valley.

PHOTOS: Brush fire in Mission Trails Regional Park

The blaze 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.

As of late Monday afternoon, the smoldering burn area was about 95 percent contained, according to fire officials.

The park was expected to be fully open again by Tuesday.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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