Fire Holds Up Traffic on I-5

By Sarah Grieco
|  Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 3:41 PM PDT
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Fire Holds Up Traffic on I-5

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A brush fire on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 5 north of State Route 52 held up traffic on Tuesday afternoon, according to fire officials.

The vehicle blaze started shortly after 2:20 p.m. and then spread to the nearby vegetation on the west side of the freeway near a hill.

A SigAlert was issued saying the two right lanes are temporarily shut down and could be backed up for an hour. Signs at Genesee Avenue are prompting drivers to slow down.

Fire crews extinguished the blaze and a helicopter made multiple water drops. A tow truck also picked up the burnt car.

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