A fire that started in a Descanso building today, injuring one person, and then quickly spread to a second structure and nearby vegetation, according to Cal Fire.
The blaze broke out just before 11:20 a.m. near the intersection of Poverty Hill Road and Viejas Boulevard, said Roxanne Provaznik, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire. The fire was still spreading at noon.
Twenty fire engines, two fire crews, two water tenders, a bulldozer, two air tankers and two helicopters responded to help battle the flames, she said.
One civilian suffered smoke exhaustion and two firefighters were injured by heat exhaustion, she said. The blaze also destroyed two vehicles and a boat, and displaced three residents.
Authorities are investigating what caused the fire.
In another part of San Diego County, firefighters quickly stopped the spread of a one-acre brush fire in Ramona.
The blaze was reported at around 12 p.m. near the intersection of Weekend Villa Road and Highway 78, Provaznik said.
By 12:30 p.m., that fire’s spread had been stopped, she said.