Car Fire Starts Kearny Mesa Brush Fire

No reported injuries in contained fire

By Michael Gehlken
|  Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011  |  Updated 2:55 PM PDT
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Car Fire Starts Kearny Mesa Brush Fire

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A car caught fire Tuesday afternoon on a San Diego highway, and its flames spread to the nearby brush, burning about half an acre.

Two adults and two children safely vacated the vehicle, which stopped in Kearny Mesa on the right-hand shoulder of northbound Interstate-805 south of eastbound state Route 52 at about 2 p.m., a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said.

San Diego Fire and Rescue crews worked quickly to knock down the fire, but smoke reportedly covered the slow lanes of traffic shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to CHP.

The fire burned behind an RV storage facility but was contained.

There were no reported injuries.

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