ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK (CNS) - A brush fire of unknown origin blackened about 15 open acres Thursday in the remote eastern reaches of San Diego County, but never threatened any structures.
The non-injury blaze began spreading about 10:30 a.m. in steep, rugged terrain roughly a mile from a campground on Montezuma Valley Road in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, according to Cal Fire.
Crews fought the slow-moving flames aboard five air tankers, four helicopters, 15 engines, four water trucks and a bulldozer, said Mike Mohler, a fire captain with the state agency.
It took the personnel about 90 minutes to gain control of the blaze, Mohler said.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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