Monterey County

Early morning wildfire contained in Monterey

MONTEREY, Calif. - Crews were able to contain a small brush fire in Monterey within about an hour Tuesday.

The blaze at Highway 68 and Aguajito Road was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Five engines, 17 firefighters, one investigator and a battalion chief from multiple agencies responded.

The fire burned approximately a quarter acre and was contained just before 4 a.m.  The fire was sparked by a tree that fell on a power line, breaking it and sending the energized line to the ground. That set nearby vegetation ablaze.

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