Brush Fire Burns Near Plaza Bonita Mall

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    Thick brush made it hard to firefighters to access a brush fire near the Plaza Bonita Mall on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

    On Tuesday, firefighters from two departments battled a brush fire between the Plaza Bonita Mall and Interstate 805, the same area where a two-alarm fire sparked last April.

    The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig Alert in National City. Several lanes of northbound I-805 were blocked by emergency vehicles.

    The blaze started around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in a riverbed between the mall and the freeway.

    Firefighters had trouble accessing the flames because of heavy brush and requested a helicopter to make water drops. White smoke could be seen for miles.

    Crews had the fire under control by 1 p.m. No homes are threatened, and no injuries have been reported.

    National City Fire, San Diego Fire-Rescue, National City Police and CHP responded. Fire investigators are looking the cause.

    On April 30, a fire sparked in a homeless encampment in the same area and flared up three days later. A body was discovered in the aftermath of that fire.

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