There was a fire reported at the old El Jardin restaurant property, 1561 S. Mission at 5:02 pm tonight. North County firefighters arrived on the scene to find the vegetation on fire outside the building. Deputies stated that it was more than likely started from a transient. There have been challenges previously with the property and homeless people going in and out of the property.
The fire was quickly extinguished and the call was closed by 5:22 pm.