Fire threatens homes in Chula Vista

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A brush fire burned near homes in Chula Vista Friday evening.

The blaze was reported near the 400 block of Agua Vista Drive near the Bella Lago neighborhood.

By 6 p.m., crews halted the spread of the fire, which had burned up to 10 acres.

Chula Vista Fire had help from multiple departments totaling 25 engines, 120 fire fighters and five aircrafts to get the fire out quickly before any serious damage could be done.

The fire was fairly close to homes, but crews were more than prepared with their attack even though the “red flag warning“ had just expired.

"We are in a high-prone fire area all the time and this was just an example that even when we don’t have identified fire weather, we are always susceptible to vegetation fires and they grow rapidly," said Deputy Chief Harry Muns with the Chula Vista Fire Department.

No structural damage or injuries were reported. A cause for the fire has yet to be determined.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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