Firefighters were able to quickly contain a brush fire in a La Jolla canyon Saturday afternoon that broke out not far from a fire on Friday.
The new fire started around 2:10 p.m. in a canyon between Caminito Genio and Rutgers Road, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The blaze was estimated at about one acre as of 3:15 p.m., and about 100 personnel were battling the fire on the ground and in the air, with assistance from Federal, Miramar and county firefighters, Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.
All aircraft were released about 3:40 p.m.
There are homes on either side of the canyon, but none of them were considered to be threatened, and no evacuations were ordered.
“This was a tremendously successful effort in that no one was hurt and no property damage occurred,” Munoz said, adding that crews were able to limit the fire to just one acre.
Crews were expected to be at the scene to mop up the remnants of the blaze for a few hours, Munoz said.
On Friday, firefighters extinguished a blaze just a few hundred yards south that was caused by a homeless encampment.
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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