Crews Tackle SR-94 Brush Fire

Cal Fire officials say the brush fire was caused by some sort of "vehicle malfunction"

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    Cal Fire crews fought a brush fire along SR-94 Sunday. This is video of the area where the fire spread from a vehicle fire.

    Firefighters rushed to the East County Sunday morning to battle a blaze that ignited near State Route 94.

    The “Flume Fire,” as it was named by officials, began just before 10 a.m. off SR-94 at Barrett Lake Road.

    At around 10:45 a.m., Cal Fire officials said the brush fire had scorched 25 acres, but was no longer spreading. No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported.

    Flume Fire Burns Along SR-94

    [DGO] Flume Fire Burns Along SR-94
    Cal Fire crews fought a brush fire along SR-94 Sunday. This is video of the area where the fire spread from a vehicle fire.

    The fire was knocked down by around 12:30 p.m., but firefighters remained at the scene monitoring the brush and mopping up hot spots.

    Beginning around 10:30 a.m., CHP officials shut down portions of SR-94 while crews worked to tackle the fire. A SigAlert was issued for SR-94 from Otay Lakes Road to SR-188 for an unspecified amount of time. Get traffic updates here.

    Cal Fire officials said the Flume Fire was caused by a "vehicle malfunction," but did not immediately release further details.

    As of 3:20 p.m., Cal Fire officials said the fire was 70 percent contained.

    Meanwhile, at around 12:15 p.m., another fire sparked near the 14000 block of Otay Lakes Road. Cal Fire officials said that blaze -- the "Lakes Fire" -- burned approximately 5 acres.

    Another fire, which began around 2 p.m., burned brush on a hillside off State Route 125 just south of Spring Street in the East County.

    Finally, a fourth brush fire sparked just after 3 p.m. Sunday off State Route 76 at Lilac Road. That blaze had burned approximately 10 acres as of 4 p.m. and prompted fire officials to notify residents in the area.

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