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Apartments near SDSU evacuated due to brush fire

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-15 17:23:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A fire that burned near SDSU Sunday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of a nearby apartment complex has been contained.

According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, the fire burned roughly two and a half acres.

University Police evacuated the Villa Alvarado Apartments during the blaze. Evacuees were asked by the school to report to the Tula Community Center at 6126 Montezuma Road.

As of 2:18 p.m. evacuations were still in place.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Tweeted around 1 p.m. that the blaze was burning on the 5500 block of Canyon Crest near SDSU.

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“SDFD has many firefighters on the ground as well as air resources on this fire. Please avoid the area if possible,” the department said in a tweet.

The fire also forced MTS to miss several stops during the fire including it's College and Alvarado stop, College and SDSU stop and SDSU Transit Center stop.

Villa Alvarado remains evacuated at this time. Residents are asked to report to Tula Community Center.

Everyone is asked to continue avoiding the area near Interstate 8 and College Avenue.

— San Diego State University (@SDSU) September 15, 2019