Crews battling brush fire in Clairemont

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SAN DIEGO —  Crews are battling a brush fire that broke out Friday evening in Clairemont.

The blaze, estimated to be about a quarter of an acre, was reported at 5:25 p.m. off the 3800 block of Genesee Avenue, near Boyd Avenue in Clairemont, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The fire does not pose any immediate structural threats, a fire spokeswoman said. Personnel aboard two water-dropping city helicopters are helping ground crews extinguish the flames.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Police suspect the fire was caused by a collision involving a hit-and-run driver. That driver has not been taken into custody.

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