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Brush fire burns close to Bird Rock homes

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LA JOLLA (CNS/ CBS 8) - A brush fire the size of a football field that broke out in Bird Rock may have been started by juveniles. It was contained by San Diego firefighters Monday night after a little more than an hour, a fire dispatcher said.

A News 8 viewer captured the flames on video as they scorched a hill dangerously close to homes, while neighbors looked on.

The fire was reported at Linda Rosa Avenue and La Jolla Corona at 7:04 p.m., the dispatcher said. It was declared knocked down by 8:15 p.m.

The fire quickly grew to football field size six minutes after it began, threatening nearby structures. Firefighters quickly began fire protection for nearby property.

Investigators were sent to investigate the cause, with a suspicion it might have involved juveniles.

It was just one of four brush fires that broke out across San Diego county on Monday, stretching fire fighting resources to all corners of the county. Craig McKee has details in this video report.

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