A brush fire broke out in a Sabre Springs-area canyon Tuesday, burning hazardously close to streets and homes for a time but causing no structural damage.
The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 12:30 p.m. near several intersecting footpaths in an open area off Poway Road and Sabre Springs Parkway, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
It took ground crews and personnel aboard two water-dropping helicopters about 90 minutes to fully subdue the flames, which blackened “a little more than an acre,” said SDFRD spokesman Jose Ysea.
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Medics took one of the firefighters to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of a knee injury suffered while helping douse the blaze.
The cause of the fire was under investigation, the spokesman said.
— City News Service
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