Major Brush Fire Causes Evacuations in San Diego

A brush fire in a San Diego's Rancho Panasquitos Canyon at around 5:30 PM quickly grew and threatened multiple homes nearby. Flames spread within a few yards of homes as authorities called for a voluntary evacuation of the neighborhood. San Diego is currently under a red-flag warning and emergency crews wasted no time using all of it's resources to bring the fire under control. Firefighters arrived immediately defending the homes with water and retardant.

A quick, aggressive attack of approximately 100 firefighters from neighboring departments along with multiple water-drops from the air brought the flames under control in a few of hours. Command requested personnel from city, county, and state agencies. Crews are remaining on location to put out hot spots and to make sure the fire doesn't restart. Thanks to the efficient well-coordinated efforts of fire crews on land and air, no homes were destroyed and no lives were lost. Approximately twelve acres of heavy brush were burned and the cause is under investigation.