Brush fire threatens structures near Rainbow

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SAN DIEGO — A brush fire briefly threatened structures in the Rainbow area Wednesday, authorities said.

The fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. along Rainbow Heights Road east of Interstate 15.

Though officials reported the half-acre fire was spreading at a slow rate of speed, North County Fire said there were structures under threat in the area and crews would be working to protect the buildings in the event that the flames picked up speed.

By noon, Cal Fire said the blaze was under control, though it would likely take another hour or two to fully extinguish. Aircraft that had been on standby to drop water or retardant on the fire were released.

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