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Firefighters Put Out Small Blaze on Edge of Presidio with Aid from Helicopters, Other Agencies

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Smoke over Presidio Park late Sunday afternoon. Photo: @SDFD via Twitter

Firefighters quickly took control of a small vegetation fire in the Old Town on Sunday just outside the historic northern border. San Diego Presidio Park.

The flames were burning at moderate to heavy fuels with a moderate rate of spread on Taylor Street, near Inspiration Point. Crews on the scene said they extinguished the half-acre fire by 5:25 p.m., about 35 minutes after receiving the first reports of the fire.

They said they would be on stage for about two hours wiping.

The San Diego Fire Department called for a full response in the wild, including four helicopters, three brush platforms and four fire trucks. The SDFD also received assistance from other agencies – Coronado, El Cajon and Poway. San Diego Police closed Taylor in both directions.

Firefighters checked the Presidio for any damage.

The Royal Presidio of San Diego is a historic fortress founded on May 14, 1769, by Gaspar de Portol, leader of the first European land exploration in Alta California. Presidio became the first permanent European settlement on the Pacific coast.

Abandoned since 1835, the site of the original Presidio is located on a hill in Presidio Park. The San Diego PresidioListed as the Historic Landmark of California in 1932, it was declared the National Historic Landmark in 1960.

– City news service


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