LAKESIDE, Calif. — Firefighters battled a 5-acre fire in Lakeside Saturday that was sparked by a metal grinder, according to Cal Fire.
The fire near Cordial Road and Avenida Del Charro was reported just before 4 p.m. Firefighters said the 3-acre fire was threatening structures. They stopped the forward rate of spread by 4:30 p.m.
Video posted to the Cal Fire San Diego Facebook page showed how close flames came to families’ homes.
Cal Fire said in an update Saturday night that they believe a metal grinder sent a spark into dry grass, causing the flames. The agency is warning a small mishap can have disastrous effects, especially this time of year.
Check back for updates on this developing story.