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Accidental Bird Rock Brush fire extinguished

Smoke billows from a small fire on Avenida Amantea. Photo: Melissa Macis
Smoke billows from a small fire on Avenida Amantea. Photo: Melissa Macis

A small brush fire that started about 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, on Avenida Amantea in the Bird Rock area was quickly extinguished by firefighters before any structures were threatened.

“A 911 call came in from a person who reported that her husband had thrown hot barbecue coals and set the brush on fire,” said Lee Swanson, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman. “It burned a grass area 20 feet by 20 feet, but firefighters put it out in fairly short order.”

Swanson said eight firefighters from Fire Engine 16 on Soledad Mountain and Engine 13 on Nautilus Street responded to the blaze.