December 6, 2023
A resident joins a San Diego firefighter in dousing flames in Azalea Park Friday. Picture credit score: OnScene.TV

Firefighters stopped a blaze in Azalea Park Friday after a resident reported {that a} transient had set hearth to brush that then began to burn quickly.

San Diego Hearth-Rescue crews responded to the fireplace shortly earlier than midday, in response to OnScene.TV.

Winds had kicked in earlier than their arrival and flames unfold shortly, regardless of the efforts of residents with backyard hoses who needed to guard close by properties. Surrounding pine timber additionally caught hearth, together with one that’s roughly 70 ft tall.

Firefighters took over and gained management, whereas San Diego police discovered the transient and questioned him. It isn’t identified if he was taken into custody.