Crews battle brush fire in La Jolla

SAN DIEGO -- Crews battled a brush fire in a La Jolla canyon for the second consecutive day Saturday.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in a canyon near homes on Caminito Genio and Rutgers Road around 2:30 p.m., using helicopter air drops and ground crews to battle the flames.

Officials said the fire grew to about one acre before they got the flames under control. Around 3:30 p.m., SDFD said they expected to work on the burn area for another five or six hours, with additional patrols remaining overnight.

SDFD said no structures were damaged and no one was injured. About 100 firefighters responded to the incident.

It was the second fire in the area in two days, after flames broke out at a nearby homeless encampment on Friday. No one was injured and no structures were damaged in that fire.

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