The fire started down in the creek bed where there is a known homeless population. The fire spread quickly and started threatening homes on the east side of the creek. 3 backyard fences were damaged along with some sheds.Propane tanks could be heard exploding at times. SDFD responded quickly before any of the homes caught on fire. Arson is suspected, but the investigation has just started.
A second fire broke out nearby approx 15 minutes after this fire broke out.