FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Andre Paredes Acting Battalion Chief 760-839-6230
On Friday June 28, 2013 at 1230 hours, Escondido Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire in the area of Beethoven Rd and E Via Rancho Pky (near Westfield Shopping Center). First arriving unit reported an acre and a half brush fire with potential to get larger and requested a 2nd alarm. A total of 28 firefighters were on scene and had fire controlled within an hour, then spent remaining time mopping up hot spots. San Diego, Cal Fire and San Marcos units assisted. The blaze was stopped at 2 acres and cause is unknown and under investigation. There was one firefighter with a minor injury.