Small brush fires spark around county

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SAN DIEGO – Two small brush fires broke out in Poway and Santee within 20 minutes of each other Monday, fire officials said.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responded to a fire burning in a canyon behind homes on Midland and Twin Peaks roads in Poway around 3 p.m.  The three-quarter acre brush fire burned near homes.

Some residents were evacuated as firefighters battled the flames and “hot spots” behind their homes, authorities said.

Another fire burned about a half-acre of brush at Mast Boulevard and state Route 52 around 3:30 p.m.  Heartland Fire Department crews tended to the fire and had it out within 30 minutes.

Crews gained control on both fires before any structures were damaged.

The cause of both fires were under investigation.

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