A small vegetation fire broke out Sunday morning near Lake Merced that prompted alerts and a quick response from the San Francisco Fire Department.
The fire began in some brush near the intersection of Lake Merced Boulevard and Middlefield Drive at 11:31 a.m. according to a tweet from the SFFD. No evacuations were ordered and no structures were threatened, the department said.
But the smoke was widely visible and caused some concern for a fire-paranoid region after over a week of extra-dry conditions — and while two large, wind-driven wildfires are still burning Southern California.
Grass Fire, Heavy Smoke Condition @CitizenAppLake Merced & Middlefield Dr 11:36:13 AM PDT
One Redditor reported heavy smoke smells in his house after the fire, and several others concurred.
The fire was brought under control by 11:45 a.m., per the Examiner.