A brush fire is was burning near Interstate 8 east of El Cajon, according to fire officials.
Smoke was seen around the offramp of N Second Street and the freeway.
Firefighters responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the blaze.
A neighbor said she first saw small flames under a large pine tree and the flames spread to engulf the tree, which spread along the embankment for about 200 yards.
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