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Forward spread stopped after fire sparks in Chula Vista

Chula Vista Fire
Posted at 5:16 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 02:25:22-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The forward rate of spread has been stopped after a fire sparked near a canyon in Chula Vista Thursday evening.

The fire started around 5 p.m. in a canyon on the 400 block of Agua Vista Drive. It is in a residential area near the San Miguel Mountain Trailhead.

Video from the scene showed white smoke billowing from the canyon.

By 6 p.m., crews announced the forward rate of spread had stopped.

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Evacuations were briefly ordered for Via Maggiore and Corte Premana.

At this time, it’s unclear what sparked the fire.

San Diego residents were under a Red Flag Warning which expired at 6 p.m. as low humidity levels and gusty winds eased.

Watch video from the fire in the player below: