San Diego Fire Rescue vehicle
A San Diego Fire-Rescue vehicle. Photo by Alexander Nguyen

Firefighters were responding to a small brush fire in an open area between Interstate 15 and industrial businesses in Kearny Mesa Saturday afternoon.

Calls about the fire, west of I-15 and north of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, came in at 12:55 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The blaze was estimated to have burned about a quarter-acre and was spreading slowly despite dense fuels in the area, according to fire department spokesman Jose Ysea.

–City News Service