Authorities say Escondido brush fire sparked by hand grinder - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Authorities say Escondido brush fire sparked by hand grinder

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ESCONDIDO (KUSI) — A fire that charred a garage, a fence and a little over 5 acres of brush in Escondido was sparked by someone using a hand grinder
on a vehicle near dry grass, authorities said. 

Escondido firefighters who responded to calls of a brush fire quickly called for a second-alarm response shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday when they saw that structures along Lemon Avenue near Gamble Lane were being threatened.

Firefighters from Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos and Cal Fire contained the blaze at 5.1 acres,Escondido Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Bertrand. No one was injured.

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