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Evacuations ordered after brush fire erupts in University Heights canyon

University Heights brush fire 9_4_2021
Posted at 8:00 PM, Sep 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-05 11:40:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Some residents in University Heights were forced to evacuate after a brush fire broke out in a nearby canyon Saturday evening.

According to the San Diego Fire Department, the fire was reported around 5:20 p.m. on 4718 Panorama Dr. near the canyon at Trolley Barn Park.

SDFD confirmed that several homes were evacuated Saturday but did provide the exact streets impacted. The number of residents evacuated is unclear. As of 9 p.m. all evacuation orders were lifted.

The cause of the 1.5 acre fire is under investigation.

University heights brush fire 9_4_2021