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Wind-driven brush fire sparks in riverbed near Poway

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 19:17:33-04

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) -- Crews extinguished a brush fire that sparked in a riverbed near Poway Tuesday afternoon.

The brush fire sparked around 1 p.m. near Poway Road and Sabre Springs Parkway.

According to Cal Fire, the wind-driven fire burned about one acre in an area with heavy fuel.

Two helicopters were ordered to the scene to fight the blaze.

At this time, the cause is unknown. Homes were in the path of the blaze, but were never threatened.

In all, firefighters from Poway, San Diego, Cal Fire and Santee fought the blaze.