Vehicle Engulfed in Flames Causes Small Brush Fire on 805

Incident reported on SB 805 and EB 54 in National City

By Joseph Young
|  Saturday, Oct 29, 2011  |  Updated 9:50 AM PDT
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Vehicle Engulfed in Flames Causes Small Brush Fire on 805

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California Highway Patrol reported Saturday that a vehicle involved in a car accident sparked a small brush on Interstate 805 in National City in the early morning.

The incident was reported at about 3:54 a.m. near the southbound I-805 and eastbound State Route 54.

A person in a sedan was driving on their rims when the vehicle hit a center divide, according to officials.

The vehicle was reportedly engulfed in flames and later started a brush fire.

Heartland Fire responded to the scene and put out the flames a short time later.

The driver fled the vehicle and it was not immediately known whether they were injured during the incident.
 

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