Crews quickly extinguish Lemon Grove brush fire

Trolley service disrupted
Posted at 5:49 PM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 09:50:58-04

LEMON GROVE (KGTV) - Fire crews snuffed out a brush fire near Imperial Avenue and San Altos Place in Lemon Grove Sunday evening. 

Heartland Fire said the blaze started shortly after 5 p.m. when a palm tree caught fire near trolley tracks. Trolley service was disrupted near the Massachusetts Avenue station and busses were used to transport passengers.

The fire threatened about 20 homes, and no one was evacuated. 

Some power lines were damaged, along with railroad ties to the trolley. The fire also damaged a residential fence and the eaves of a few homes.

Nobody was injured in the fire, which was contained in about 40 minutes by several fire crews, including a water-dropping helicopter.

The San Diego Sheriff's Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating the cause of the fire.