Brush Fire Burning Near Fallbrook

Traffic is stalled on a section of Interstate 15

By Sarah Grieco
|  Monday, Aug 19, 2013  |  Updated 2:45 PM PDT
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Brush Fire Burning Near Fallbrook

A plane makes an aerial drop near Interstate 15.

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A brush fire burning near Fallbrook stalled traffic on southbound Interstate 15 Monday.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. near I-15 between Gopher Canyon Road and Deer Springs Road.

More than 10 fire engines responded to the scene and aerial units were seen making fire retardant drops on the flames. A helicopter was also seen gathering water from a nearby golf course so it could make water drops.

Firefighters surrounded the blaze at 12 acres. Three of the four southbound lanes on I-15 have since reopened.

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