San Diego

Brush Fire Off State Route 94 Knocked Down

SDFD closed the incident at 4:15 p.m.

Firefighters made quick work of a brush fire that started along state Route 94 in Lemon Grove on Sunday. 

More than four dozen firefighters responded to the brush fire just west of the College Avenue and Broadway exits near eastbound SR-94 around 2:50 p.m. 

No homes were in danger, but a few industrial businesses were nearby.

Within 45 minutes, the fire was knocked down and crews were mopping up the area. 

The two rightmost lanes of eastbound SR-94 were blocked due to the fire, Caltrans said. There was one traffic collision due to slowing caused by the fire but no injuries were reported.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said a total of 55 personnel were assigned to the fire.

Witness David Granger said he guessed the flames were 8 to 10 feet and firefighters put it out quickly. He said he observed the flames getting close to a big tree, but he never felt in danger.

San Diego Fire-Rescue increased staffing this weekend as Santa Ana winds were predicted in the county.

SDG&E further announced possible power shutoffs due to the forecasted weather conditions in Boulder Creek, Boulevard, Cameron, Crestwood, La Posta, Valley Center East and Viejas.

SDFD thanked the city of Poway, and the city of National City for their assistance with the incident.

No other information was available.

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