SAN DIEGO — Firefighters battled a brush fire that threatened structures in Fallbrook Sunday afternoon.
The fire started near the 2000 block of Rainbow Glen Road and burned three acres by 2:45 p.m., Cal Fire officials said.
Officials said around 3 p.m. the fire was threatening structures in the area and was spreading at a moderate speed.
.@CALFIRESANDIEGO and @NorthCountyFire are at scene of a 3 acre vegetation fire in the area of the 2000 block of Rainbow Glen Rd. in Fallbrook. The IC reports that the fire is burning in medium to heavy fuels with a moderate rate of spread.#AspenFire pic.twitter.com/guShS8j0rw
— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) September 15, 2019
Shortly thereafter, the North County Fire Department said crews were making progress on the flames and that the fire’s forward spread had stopped.
Residents who evacuated earlier in the day were cleared to return to their homes by 4:45 p.m.
The fire was 100% contained around 7:30 p.m. with five acres burned.
#AspenFire [final] The Incident Commander has declared the fire 100% contained and controlled at 5 acres. Register for evacuation alerts for your cell phone, landline, and email at https://t.co/njFP6GwZiJ pic.twitter.com/GR4IMaA2Yz
— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) September 16, 2019