On Saturday, September 14 at 5:29 p.m., the Escondido Fire Department was dispatched to a reported vegetation fire at Harmony Grove Road and Hale Avenue. The first arriving engine reported approximately one half acre of heavy fuels burning at a slow rate of spread. Due to the location in the Escondido Creek and the potential for the fire to spread, a second alarm was requested and dispatched. Escondido Police assisted with the closure of Harmony Grove Road between Hale Avenue and Andreasen Street. The fire was contained within 25 minutes. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation.