Rancho Santa Fe firefighters around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday beat down a brush fire burning on 2.2 acres on Artesian Road, just north of Crosby Estate. No injuries were reported although the fire did burn near several luxury homes and horse ranches.
Firefighters responding to the fire in the 7900 block of Artesian Road quickly put out the blaze, said Julie Taber, the fire protection district pubic affairs officer. "Crews remained on the scene for several hours to make sure there were no hot spots or flare‐ups," she said.
Responders included two brush engines, one water tender, one fire engine, three chief officers and the fire marshal, according to Taber. A fire engine and two hand crews from Cal Fire along with a fire engine from the city of San Diego also were on scene. Rancho Santa Fe Fire Battalion Chief Fred Cox commanded the operation., Taber said.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, Taber said.