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Brush Fire Sparked by Car Crash on HWY 79 in Guatay

Cal Fire San Diego stopped the forward rate of spread of the Green Fire that was sparked by a car crash on Highway 79 in Guatay.

Cal Fire reported the fire at about 11 a.m. on Sunday, near the Green Valley Campground in Guatay, in east county near Descanso. The fire burned 6 acres and was 76 percent contained at 4:30 p.m.

Officials said a car crash caused the fire and it quickly grew to five acres.

Traffic was closed in both directions of Highway 79 near Green Valley Campground. California Highway Patrol was escorting traffic through the area.

All lanes on State Route 79 were reopened to traffic around 8:30 p.m.

Crews will continue overnight to mop-up and contain the fire, said Cal Fire.

No injuries were reported in the car crash, Cal Fire said.

No other information was available.

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