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Evacuations End for 10-Acre Brush Fire in Rancho Bernardo

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San Diego Fire-Rescue crews at the scene of the brush fire in Rnacho Bernardo. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A 10-acre brush fire that prompted the evacuation of about 200 people near Lake Hodges and Interstate 15 in Rancho Bernardo has been extinguished.

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The blaze broke out shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday near the southbound lanes of I-15 in a triangle-shaped area of brush between West Bernardo Drive, the on-ramp to southbound I-15 and an apartment complex, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.

West Bernardo Drive near Pomerado Road and the West Bernardo Drive off-ramp from southbound I-15 were shut down while crews dealt with the fire.

Around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, all roads were reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol.

About 200 people were evacuated from dwellings near the fire including a nearby senior living facility, San Diego Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Rick Ballard told OnScene TV. The residents were allowed to return home a few hours later.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

No injuries were reported in the blaze.

— City News Service

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