San Diego County

Fire crews halt flames at 20 acres in Boulevard area of East San Diego County

What to Know:

  • Size: Forward spread stopped at 20 acres
  • Road Closures: Right lane of westbound I-8 still closed, left lane reopened

Fire crews worked to put out a brush fire that sparked off the side of a freeway in the Boulevard area of far East San Diego County after a vehicle erupted into flames Sunday afternoon.

The Pass Fire's forward spread was stopped at 20 acres, according to Cal Fire San Diego.

No structures were destroyed or damaged during the fire, but firefighters were still on scene mopping up and extinguishing hot spots, according to Cal Fire.

The right lane of Interstate 8 is still closed in the area and California Highway Patrol is diverting traffic onto Ribbonwood Road and Old Highway 80. Crews have reopened the left lane, according to Cal Trans San Diego.

Large plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the fire on SDG&E's ALERTWildfire cameras when the blaze was at its most active.

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