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Brush fire erupts in Chollas View area

Brush fire erupts in Chollas View area
Brush fire erupts in Chollas View area
Brush fire erupts in Chollas View area
Brush fire erupts in Chollas View area
Posted at 2:07 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 18:56:14-05

It took engine crews about 20 minutes Wednesday to subdue a fire that blackened about a quarter-acre in a Chollas View field.

The non-injury blaze began spreading about 1:45 p.m. off the 5000 block of Hilltop Drive, near Euclid Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

It was unclear what sparked the flames, which torched a palm tree and charred patches of grass but caused no structural damage, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.