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Fire breaks out in Chula Vista drainage tunnel

Posted: 5:19 PM, Oct 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-31 20:28:51-04
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CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A fire in a drainage tunnel had Chula Vista firefighters donning protective masks Thursday.

The fire broke out about 4:30 Thursday afternoon at Eastlake Parkway and Otay Lakes Road, near the Vons and Lowe's shopping centers. It was quickly knocked down.

"Witnesses reported smoke billowing from a storm drain and several people running from the area," Chula Vista Fire IAFF local 2180 officials posted on twitter. "Please give our firefighters room while they work."

The Chula Vista Fire Department said juveniles started the fire in the drain and left the area. No one was hurt.

Officials are searching for two teens who may be involved in the incident.