Runners Extinguish San Diego Fire


More than a dozen fires have ravaged the San Diego area this month.

Two runners found themselves in the right place at the right time over the weekend.

While out for a jog Sunday morning in San Diego, the pair came up on a ground fire that had just been allegedly started by someone. Thinking quickly, the runners stomped the fire out with their feet and called police.

The alleged arsonist fled the scene before police arrived, according to NBC San Diego.

The incident came after a week-long string of fires ravaged the San Diego area, burning thousands of acres of land and forcing countless evacuations.

The Cocos Fire in San Marcos burned 1,995 acres alone and destroyed more than 36 homes. At least 14 fires spread in the area, and most are still under investigation by police and fire officials.

As of Tuesday, one of the fires was still smoldering and two others, on the grounds of Camp Pendleton, were still burning.

For More: NBC San Diego

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