Crews battle East County brush fire

A helicopter joins the fight against a 3-acre brush fire in Ramona Saturday.

SAN DIEGO — Firefighters battled a brush fire in Ramona Saturday afternoon.

The blaze had grown to 3 acres by 3:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire. The flames were working their way along the 1600 block of Griffith Road, a rural stretch near some agricultural businesses.

Within an hour, crews had stopped the fire from spreading further. Cal Fire said engines would remain on the scene into the evening.