Brush fire extinguished in Spring Valley

Firefighters were monitoring a small brush fire that ignited in Spring Valley Sunday evening.

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. — A small brush fire that ignited in Spring Valley Sunday evening grew to five acres before it was contained, officials said.

The fire ignited on Dictionary Hill off Grand Avenue in Spring Valley at around 6 p.m. Firefighters had the blaze under control before sundown.

Though one apartment complex was temporarily threatened by the fire, no evacuations were ordered. Battalion Chief Andy Lawler with San Diego Fire and Rescue said no one was injured in the fire.

“It had potential for probably 20 to 30 acres, but we did have a structure threat at the time, so we called in an initial attack strike team,” Lawler said.

Authorities said children had been seen in the area before the flames were spotted. Lawler said officials would be speaking with bomb and arson teams to determine whether or not the fire had started under suspicious circumstances.

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