Brush Fire Burning Near Highway

By Sarah Grieco and Paul Krueger
|  Thursday, May 23, 2013  |  Updated 1:00 PM PDT
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Brush Fire Burning Near Highway

Paul Krueger

A brush fire is was burning near Interstate 8 east of El Cajon, according to fire officials.

Smoke was seen around the offramp of N Second Street and the freeway.

Firefighters responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the blaze.

A neighbor said she first saw small flames under a large pine tree and the flames spread to engulf the tree, which spread along the embankment for about 200 yards.

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