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Lakeside brush fire near neighborhood sparked by metal grinder

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Posted at 7:31 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 22:31:32-04

LAKESIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — Firefighters say a four-acre brush fire that ignited above a neighborhood on Saturday was sparked by a metal grinder.

The Cordial Fire broke out at about on a hillside near Cordial Road and Avenida Del Charro just before 4 p.m. The fire originally began with moderate rate of spread before crews quickly stamped it out and prevented flames from threatening structures.

Firefighters said the fire began after a metal grinder sparked dry grass.

"A small mishap can have disastrous effects, especially this time of year. Please be fire safe in everything you do," a tweet from CAL FIRE San Diego said.

A fire crew was set to stay on scene into the evening to mop up the area.