BRUSH FIRE HALTED IN FALLBROOK

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September 7, 2009 (Fallbrook) A brush fire in Fallbrook burning in heavy brush has been extinguished at less than an acre, Cal Fire spokesman Darrell Pena has informed East County Magazine at 4:50 p.m. today. The fire, initially reported shortly before 4 p.m., put up heavy smoke and was visible throughout the Fallbrook area, said Pena.

The fire occurred in the vicinity of Sandi Creek and Rock Mountain along the Riverside/San Diego County border. An initial report indicated the blaze could reach 10-20 acres, however a rapid response from CAL-Fire, North County Fire Protection District and the Riverside Fire Department swiftly doused the blaze. “There were a lot of engines on this fire,” Pena confirmed.