Spread of 30-Acre Brush Fire Along Eastbound I-8 in Lakeside Area Stopped

The fire was reported at around 3:30 p.m. west of Los Coches Road

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Cal Fire San Diego has stopped the spread of a 30-acre brush fire reported along eastbound Interstate 8 in the Lakeside area.

The Coches fire quickly grew to 30 acres on Wednesday as Cal Fire said there is was a moderate rate of spread. By 5 p.m., the spread of the fire was stopped and Cal Fire reported a 5% containment.

Heavy smoke was seen in the area and I-8 did not shut down to traffic.

The fire was spreading east along I-8 towards Los Coches Road, officials said.

Evacuation warnings were in the area. Those who wished to evacuate can head to W.D. Hall Elementary in El Cajon, Cal Fire said.

SkyRanger 7 was overhead as multiple aircraft were seen making water drops as the fire was on a mountainside. Firefighters were also seen at the scene with hoses.

No structures were damaged or destroyed.

No other information was available.

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