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Hit-and-run suspect sparks brush fire in Clairemont

Posted at 6:46 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 10:48:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Crews were able to extinguish a fire in Clairemont Friday afternoon reportedly started by a crash.

According to California Highway Patrol, the blaze started on Boyd Avenue near Genesee Avenue.

San Diego Police say at 5:24, a suspect hit several vehicles on Balboa and Mount Alifan Drive before taking off.

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The suspect then lost a tire, creating sparks and starting the blaze. The suspect was later taken into custody.

The fire sparked just as a Red Flag Warning in parts of San Diego County was allowed to expire.