Fully Engulfed Car Fire Spreads to Brush in Campo

By Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Sep 3, 2012  |  Updated 6:38 PM PDT
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Car Fire Spreads to Campo Brush

Firefighters in Campo make their way to a brush fire Monday evening.

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A car fire spread to the surrounding brush area in Campo Monday afternoon, fire authorities said.

The fire reportedly started near Buckman Springs Rd. near the I-8 in Campo at about 3:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

The fire fully engulfed a car and then spread to between five and seven acres. As of 4:30 p.m., the fire was located on the westbound side of I-8.

One lane of westbound I-8 is closed for fire equipment, according tothe U.S. Forest Service.

No injuries or evacuations were reported.

As of about 5 p.m., the Incident Commander released some of the fire equipment needed to battle the flames, and firefighters appeared to be making good progress on the fire.

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