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Fire Reported Along I-8 in Alpine

Cal Fire officials have named this the Sweetwater Fire

U.S. Forest Service firefighters quickly jumped on a small brush fire near westbound I-8 and Japatul Valley Road in Alpine.

The fire on a ridge along the highway was said to be holding at 8 acres with a moderate rate of spread. Previously, Cal Fire officials estimated the acreage at 15. 

No evacuations were issued. 

Two vehicles collided along the stretch of I-8 where there were fire engines parked. One passenger was receiving medical aid. 

The highway was closed due to the accident.

No other information was available.

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