Brush Fire Burns in Clairemont Canyon

Fire burns close to road, up hill near I-805

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A brush fire sparked up in a Clairemont canyon Wednesday, causing some traffic concern for commuters on the I-805.

    The fire started at about 5:20 p.m. near the eastbound SR-52 between Genesee and the I-805, according to the San Diego Fire Department.

    Click here for an interactive traffic map.

    The fire was burning about a quarter of a mile off the roadway, and smoke was beginning to spread onto the 52 shortly after the fire started.

    By 6 p.m., firefighters had knocked down the flames.

    Officers with the California Highway Patrol were providing traffic control in the area while crews worked to mop up the fire.

    Traffic was stopped on the eastbound side of the freeway, and delays of about 30 minutes were expected.

    Authorities said the flames were burning up the hill at a slow rate, and away from homes. No evacuations have been ordered.