Small brush fire near Los Peñasquitos Canyon extinguished

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SAN DIEGO -- A small brush fire that started Saturday afternoon in the Rancho Peñasquitos community and consumed one acre has been extinguished, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The fire was extinguished at around 3 p.m., a department official said.

The blaze was first reported at 2:17 p.m. on the 12000 block of Ragweed Street, just above Penasquitos Creek. Investigators are on scene trying to determine what caused the fire, the SDFR official said, adding there were no injuries.

Homeowner Eva Barasch described the area as welcoming to brush fires. "It's a lot of overgrown brush. It's very scary and fast to ignite," Barasch said. "It was too close to my home, at least."

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