Brush fire burns near Clairemont High School

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Police direct traffic as fire crews deal with a small brush fire near Clairemont High School.

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SAN DIEGO — A small brush fire broke out in the Bay Ho area early Tuesday morning, not far from a local high school.

The fire was burning near Balboa and Moraga avenues, about a block away from Clairemont High School, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue. The flames broke out around 6 a.m. and officials closed roads in the immediate area.

SDFD sent four engines to help douse the flames, and firefighters made quick work of the blaze. The fire was out by about 7 a.m., SDFD said.

Clairemont High started classes Monday. First period began at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday and the school did not post anything about the fire affecting the school day.

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