Brush fire breaks out near homes in Bonita

Posted at 5:56 AM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 11:38:11-04
BONITA, Calif. – A one-acre vegetation fire that broke out dangerously close to homes in Bonita caused a scare to residents before being knocked down early Thursday morning. 
The fire was reported at 1:25 a.m. in thick brush behind some homes and a hospice in the 3800 block of Valley Vista Road. Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District crews were able to knock down the flames within minutes. No homes were evacuated. 
Firefighters reportedly spotted a male in the area of the fire, but were unable to confirm if he got out safely. 
San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies also responded. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
On July 12, a two-acre brush fire broke out in the same area; a riverbed near Valley Vista Elementary School and the Chula Vista Golf Course. 
The cause of that fire was also under investigation. At the time, neighbors told 10News that several homeless camps have popped up in that area.