Brush fire lights up the night in Mission Valley

Posted at 6:29 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 11:22:29-05

SAN DIEGO - A brush fire erupted for unknown reasons Thursday evening in a Mission Valley riverbed, prompting a ground and air response from fire crews.

The blaze broke out just before 6:15 p.m. in an area near the 3100 block of Camino Del Rio North, just north of Interstate 8, according to authorities.

San Diego Fire-Rescue officials said crews were making good progress on the two-acre fire. Officials noted 65 firefighters and two helicopters were working to put out the flames.

Trolley service in the immediate area was suspended to allow fire crews to run hoses over the train tracks to get to the fire.

According to MTS officials, Green line service was shut down and passengers were transported by bus between Qualcomm Stadium and the Mission Valley trolley station.

No street closures, structure threats or evacuations were reported. Fire crews got the fire under control within a few hours and by late Thursday evening were in mop-up phase.