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Brush fire threatens homes in Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley fire
Carmel Valley brush fire
Carmel Valley Brush Fire
Posted at 3:30 PM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-27 21:18:34-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A fire broke out Sunday afternoon in Carmel Valley, threatening homes as parts of San Diego county is in an excessive heat warning.

The fire was reported around just before 3 p.m. near the intersection of Zinnia Hills Place and Carmel Valley Road, San Diego fire officials said. The fire was knocked down within an hour.

It took about 60 firefighters and two helicopters to put out the 7-acre fire.

Some nearby homes were threatened at one point, but firefighters worked to keep flames away and no homes were damaged, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.