Fires still popping up around county despite cooldown

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Helicopter and hand crews made quick work of a small vegetation fire in a remote area of Torrey Pines early Monday morning, authorities said.  

The noninjury fire off North Torrey Pines Road near Torrey Pines Park Road was reported at 12:11 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

A helicopter crew made two drops on the fire, putting most of it out by about 1:20 a.m., a SD fire-rescue dispatcher said, adding hand crews put out the remaining hot spots.

The size of the burn area was around 30-by-30 square feet, he said. The cause was under investigation.

Carmel Valley fire

Fire crews held a brush fire to two acres Sunday near the Gonzales Canyon open space area, north of Carmel Valley.

The fire was near the dead end of Rancho Dorado Road, and was reported at 12:10 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Fire officials said the about 2-acre blaze was knocked down in about 35 minutes.

No injuries were immediately reported and the cause of the fire had not been determined, a city fire dispatcher said.

Kensington fire

About a quarter-acre of brush burned north of City Heights Sunday, and that prompted firefighters and police to briefly evacuate a small number of residents.

The fire was off El Cajon Boulevard near Fairmount Avenue. It was reported shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Police officers evacuated those in the vicinity of Fairmount and Meade avenues, according to San Diego police.

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