San Marcos

Brush Fire in Deer Springs 100% Contained

The final size of the fire was 7 and a half acres. All crews have left the scene of the fire, Cal Fire said

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All lanes of southbound Interstate 15 in North County reopened after it shut down Saturday due to a brush fire in the nearby Deer Springs community.

Cal Fire San Diego said the brush fire started at about 11:45 a.m. near Interstate 15 and Deer Springs Road and grew to about 6 acres within an hour. On Sunday, the fire was estimated to be at 7 and a half acres.

By 11 p.m. Saturday, all lanes of I-15 reopened after shutting down completely. Cal Fire reported on Sunday night that the fire was 100% contained.

All fire crews have left the area.

Video shared by Cal Fire Saturday showed patches of a brushy hillside on fire with several fire trucks blocking the freeway. It appeared the fire had run up the hill. A cloud of smoke was rising over the area.

The San Marcos Fire Department was also assisting in firefighting efforts.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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