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Crews stop brush fire near Santee neighborhood

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 15:27:23-04

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) - A brush fire broke out in Santee Tuesday morning, but crews were able to stop the flames from reaching nearby homes.

The blaze broke out shortly before 10:30 a.m. in an area near West Hills Parkway and Mission Gorge Road.

The fire burned near a residential area, but no evacuations were ordered as crews were able to gain control after nearly 5 acres were burned.

No injuries or structure threats were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.