Crews tackle brush fire near Lake Jennings

SAN DIEGO -- Crews worked quickly to contain a brush fire near Lake Jennings in East County Sunday afternoon.

Cal Fire said the flames broke out around 3 p.m. in Lakeside. Brush was burning just north of the lake in a dry river bottom along El Monte Road.

The fire had grown to eight acres within about a half-hour. Shortly before 4 p.m., officials said they had stopped the flames from spreading any further. Crews from Cal Fire and the Lakeside Fire Protection District planned to remain at the scene for several hours to prevent any flare-ups.

No buildings were threatened and no one was injured in the firefight, officials said.

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