The brush fire broke out between I-8 and East Main (or Old Highway 80) about 2:15pm Tuesday and threatened homes for a while near Aurora Drive and Amelia.

The Sheriff's department ordered evacuations along Ameila as a precaution but within an hour, the evacuation order was lifted. The fire did force the closure for a bit of East Main east of Greenfield while firefighters fought the flames from the ground and from the air.

It was the second brush fire in the area in the last 4 days. Last Saturday, a five-acre brush broke our on the east side of I-8 between Los Coches Road and Greenfield Drive. There was no immediate word as to whether fire officials think the two fires were related.