Fire crews battle brush fire in North County


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SAN DIEGO — Cal Fire crews responded to the scene of a roughly 3-acre brush fire on Deming Ranch Road near the Mesa Grande Reservation Friday.

Ground crews and a helicopter dropping flame retardant were seen battling the fire shortly before 1 p.m.

No homes are believed to be in danger.

Around 1:10 p.m., Cal Fire announced that the fire’s “forward rate of spread” had stopped, and that crews would remain on scene to mop up any hot spots.

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