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Small Chula Vista trash fire flares up, engulfs trees

Posted at 5:13 AM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 13:17:47-05
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – An investigation is underway into what caused a small trash fire in Chula Vista that spread quickly, scorching power lines and trees early Friday morning. 
 
The fire was reported at around 2 a.m. at the intersection of Industrial Boulevard and Dorothy Street. San Diego Fire-Rescue crews responded to find plumes of smoke rising into the air and several palm trees and brush fully engulfed in flames. 
 
It took firefighters 30 to 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control and knock down any hot spots. The fire burned the side of a nearby industrial building. There were no reported injuries. 
 
Investigators found a shopping cart near the site of the fire. The cause is under investigation 
 
Although some power lines were burned, San Diego Gas & Electric did not report any power outages. 
 
This comes after a brush fire erupted in Mission Valley Thursday night, shutting down trolley service and lighting up the night sky.