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Fire investigators rule City Heights canyon blaze arson

Posted at 3:30 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 21:17:31-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Firefighters were able to extinguish a brush fire they believe was sparked by an unknown group in City Heights Wednesday.

According to San Diego Fire-Rescue, the blaze started in a canyon on the 3200 block of 42nd Street around 1:30 p.m.

Crews were quickly able to stop the fire’s forward rate of spread while firefighters remained on scene to ensure there were no hot spots.

No one was injured and no structures damaged, but the blaze did scorch an acre of land.

Video sent to 10News shows residents in the area spraying water throughout their yards as flames crept up the nearby canyon.

The metro arson strike team ruled the fire arson after witnesses said "juveniles were seen in the canyon before the fire started."