San Diego

Brush Fire Sparks Along Interstate 8 in Alpine

Cal Fire crews are battling a brush fire that has sparked along eastbound Interstate 8 in the Alpine area.

Two spots were burning along the highway near the Tavern Road exit at 11 a.m., according to Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez. 

"This fire is about five miles east, completely unrelated to the Jennings Fire," Sanchez said. 

California Highway Patrol officers said one lane of I-8 and the off-ramp to Tavern Road were closed.

The forward rate of spread was stopped at two acres, officials said. Cal Fire canceled the call for air tankers.

Firefighters have roped off the spot where the fire started. 

No other information was available.

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