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. (Published Monday, Jul 29, 2013)

    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.

    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. (Published Monday, Jul 29, 2013)

    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.

    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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