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Brush fire erupts in Chollas View area

Posted: 2:07 PM, Feb 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-17 23:56:14Z
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

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.