Brush Fire Near Hollywood Casino Jamul Ignited by Downed Power Pole

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According to Cal Fire, it took ground crews and personnel aboard firefighting aircraft about a half-hour to extinguish the flames. Photo: OnSceneTV

A brush fire sparked by a car crash scorched about five open acres near Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego Thursday afternoon before being brought under control.

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The traffic accident downed a power pole and ignited the blaze in the 14400 block of Rancho Jamul Drive about 3 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

It took ground crews and personnel aboard firefighting aircraft about a half-hour to extinguish the flames, which caused no structural damage, said Jon Heggie, a fire captain with the state agency.

No injuries were reported.

–City News Service

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