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Evacuations Lifted For Fairmount Fire In Talmadge

Smoke rises from a brush fire in the Talmadge area, October 15, 2019.
Matthew Bowler
Smoke rises from a brush fire in the Talmadge area, October 15, 2019.

UPDATE: 6:20 P.M., 0ct. 15, 2019:

A brush fire in the Talmadge area Tuesday afternoon forced the temporary evacuation of some homes in the area, fire officials said.

The fire started around 1:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of Fairmount Avenue, near Montezuma Road, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Fairmount Avenue is closed in both directions near the intersection.

Evacuations were ordered for homes on Constance, Natalie and Norma drives north of Monroe Avenue, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Homes on Lucille and Lorraine drives were under an evacuation warning, the department said.

Evacuations were lifted around 3:25 p.m. but access to the area was still limited because of the fire trucks and equipment in the area, fire officials said.

Map of the evacuation areas and warning for the brush fire in the Talmadge area on Oct. 15, 2019.
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Map of the evacuation areas and warning for the brush fire in the Talmadge area on Oct. 15, 2019.

Hoover High School football field was used as a temporary evacuation location, according to police.

San Diego Gas and Electric shut off power in the area because flames were reported under its power lines, SDG&E spokeswoman Denice Menard told KPBS.

About 4,000 customers were without power in the area. Service was restored shortly before sunset.