SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--Hot, dry conditions and a lengthy drought in California have created the ideal conditions for wildfires to thrive and San Diegans got a preview Thursday as multiple brush fires sparked throughout the county.
Thanks to the quick work of firefighters, there were no reported injuries.
First, a fire believed to have been started by a vehicle's catalytic converter while driving on eastbound State Route 52 in Tierrasanta burned about two acres.
Then, an afternoon fire in a heavily residential area of Escondido near Avocado Avenue and Sundown Glen was contained quickly.
Later, a few miles away in unincorporated Escondido, another fire sparked on Old Guejito Grade and Stonebridge roads near Frances Ryan Park. One person was taken into custody around 4:30 p.m. in connection with the fire.
Around the same time as the Ryan Fire, another four-acre brush fire ignited when a car hit power lines in Jamul near State Route 94 and Rancho Jamul Drive.
Ground and air crews were brought in to fight these fires while at the same time others were battling the massive 760-acre Cristianitos Fire, which started Wednesday evening on Camp Pendleton and made its way into San Clemente in Orange County.
Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy