La Mesa……At approximately 1:25 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Heartland Fire & Rescue units from La Mesa and Lemon Grove, with assistance from San Miguel Fire and San Diego Fire, were dispatched to vegetation on fire at Grove Street and High Street in La Mesa. Initial reports were of a small fire on the hillside. Fire crews arrived within 4 minutes to find an approximately 20 X 40 spot fire, mid-slope on the side of the hill.
The fire grew to approximately 1 acre and fire crews had the forward progress stopped in 30 minutes. No structures were threatened and there were no evacuations. Fire crews will remain on scene for 2 hours in order to get a complete line of containment around the fire.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. One female person was seen fleeing the scene at the time of the fire and she was detained by the San Diego Sherriff’s Department for questioning.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sonny Saghera
Date: 1/2/2018 Public Information Officer
Time: 4:45 p.m. (619) 490-9897 – cell