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Brush fire sparks in Talmadge amid elevated fire weather

Posted at 1:42 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 20:51:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted following a brush fire that erupted in San Diego's Talmadge neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

The fire started after 1 p.m. on Fairmont Avenue and Aldine Drive near Central Elementary School.

The fire could be seen burning up a canyon in the area as smoke billowed into nearby neighborhoods. At times, flames came within 200 feet of homes.

Evacuations were briefly ordered for Norma Drive, Constance Drive and Natalie Drive. The Hoover High School football field had been set up as a temporary shelter.

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The fire also knocked out power to thousands in the area, but electricity was restored around 5 p.m.

The fire sparked amid elevated fire weather concerns. Gusty offshore winds are expected in the mountains and foothills through Wednesday with afternoon humidity between 15 and 25 percent.

East winds are expected to be strongest in the east-west passes of San Diego and Riverside Counties with gusts reaching 20 to 30 miles per hour.

Watch video of the fire in the players below: