On January 15, 2018, at approximately 9:08 a.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a tree on fire in the area of Borden Rd. A fire engine was dispatched to the location. The engine arrived and reported a vegetation fire near Borden Rd with a second fire a short distance away in the back yard of a single family home. Due to the potential for the fire to spread and the threat to property, a full structure alarm response was requested and dispatched.
Aggressive action by the firefighters contained and controlled the vegetation fire and the fire in an out building near a home in approximately 10 minutes. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. In all 3 fire engines, 1 truck, 1 rescue ambulances and 1 Battalion Chief responded to the fire.
Escondido Police Units provided road closures.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.