Brush fire scorches 10 acres near Rancho Bernardo retirement home, forces evacuations

Posted at 5:01 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 23:00:39-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A brush fire broke out near a Rancho Bernardo retirement home Thursday evening, forcing evacuations and scorching several acres. 

The fire started along Interstate 15 near the Casa de la Campanas retirement home around 5 p.m. 

In total, the blaze scorched 10 acres and forced 200 people nearby to be temporarily evacuated. Residents soon returned home and, fortunately, no buildings were harmed in the blaze. 

In video captured from the scene, several helicopters could be seen making water drops to extinguish the flames. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Watch video from Sky10 in the player below: