Brush fire extinguished near Mission Valley freeway

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A San Diego Fire-Rescue department crew Thursday knocked down a brush fire near Interstate 5 in Mission Valley.

The fire was first reported shortly before 3 p.m. in the 4700 block of Pacific Highway. Crew members were able to extinguish it by 3:30 p.m., said SDFD Battalion Chief Matt Nilsen.

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It was unclear many acres were burned. Nilsen said the department is investigating the cause of the fire.

According to the San Diego Police Department, there was a report of a transient starting fires in the area, but authorities have not located any suspects.

The city of Poway assisted SDFD in fighting the blaze.

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