The San Bruno Fire Department received a call at 11:31 a.m. about the grass fire in the 2100 block of Sneath near Engvall, a fire department dispatcher said.
Firefighters formed a line around the fire and had contained it as of about 12:30 p.m., the fire dispatcher said.
The fire burned a canyon of dry grass next to the Quail Point apartment complex.
Police say no injuries were reported.
ABC7 News contributed to this story.