Brush fire breaks out in La Mesa

LA MESA, Calif. -- A fire blackened about an acre Tuesday on a brushy hillside near the junction of state Route 94 and SR-125.

The non-injury blaze began spreading off Grove and High streets in La Mesa shortly before 1:30 p.m., said Sonny Saghera, spokesman for Heartland Fire & Rescue.

It took firefighters about a half-hour to contain the flames, which never posed any structural threats.

A homeless woman seen fleeing from the area as the blaze began spreading was detained by sheriff's deputies for questioning but was released a short time later.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Wednesday.

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