Small brush fire breaks out in El Cajon

Posted at 8:14 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 20:20:48-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Heartland Fire and Rescue Crew responded to a brush fire near Avocado Avenue in El Cajon around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night. 

Due to a large amount of brush and trees near homes, fire crews believed homes were threatened and asked residents to shelter in place, according to Mike Chasin, a division chief with Heartland Fire and Rescue. 

The brush fire broke out on a hillside in the area, Chasin said. 

No homes were damaged. At this time it is unclear what caused the fire.