Thick smoke filled the sky near northbound Interstate 805 Friday morning when a brush fire sparked in the Lincoln Park community.
Officials said the fire began around 11:20 a.m. on the shoulder of the roadway between 43rd Street and Imperial Avenue. Smoke was visible from the I-805. About 15 minutes later, it appeared crews with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department had a handle on it.
The cause of the fire is unknown; no injuries were reported.
The blaze came as San Diego County was placed under a Fire Weather Watch expected to last through the weekend. Hot temperatures and gusty Santa Ana winds are forecasted in parts of the county, as well as low humidity levels – the perfect storm to fuel fast-spreading wildfires.