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Fire crews extinguish nearby blazes in Sorrento Valley, Carmel Valley; no structures damaged

Fire crews extinguish nearby blazes in Sorrento Valley, Carmel Valley; no structures damaged

Fire crews made quick work of two small brush fires that erupted Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, a few hundred yards apart from each other in Sorrento Valley and Carmel Valley, fire officials said.

The first blaze, which investigators believe was sparked by pieces of a catalytic converter, was reported about 5:10 p.m. at Calle Cristobal and Camino Sante Fe near Sorrento Valley Boulevard, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Mónica Muñoz said.

The area is about 1.5 miles east of Interstate 5, just north of the northbound merge with Interstate 805.

A helicopter responded to fight the blaze and reported multiple small spot fires along the side of the road,...

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