Brush fires pop up in San Marcos, Chula Vista overnight

Posted at 5:10 AM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 11:43:31-04
SAN DIEGO –Two brush fires erupted in Chula Vista and San Marcos overnight Monday amid hot, dry conditions across San Diego County. 
At around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, a four-acre brush fire broke out near homes on the south side of Discovery Lake, at Mendocino Drive and Buckhorn Avenue in San Marcos. 
Cal Fire, along with San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad and Rancho Santa Fe fire departments responded. Firefighters had to hike through a hillside and use 100 feet of hose to reach the flames. The fire was fully contained by 2 a.m., according to a city of San Marcos spokesperson. No evacuations were issued.  
The San Marcos Fire Department is investigating the cause. 
At about 1 a.m., several tree trees caught fire along E Street, near Interstate 5. Chula Vista Fire Department crews were able to extinguish the flames before they spread to some nearby power lines. The cause is under investigation. 
No injuries or property damage was reported in either blaze.
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