Flames leapt 50 feet into the air Sunday night as the fire roared down San Bruno Mountain, taking dead aim at dozens of homes. That's when the weather came to the rescue. Strong wind actually pushed the fire back into itself and a thick blanket of fog did the rest.
"Last night when we were up on the ridge, I was wet. So it gets the fuel wet and it doesn't allow it to burn," says CAL FIRE Captain Dave Russell.
Officials say residents responded well and got out in a timely manner. The fire burned about 300 acres.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
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