A series of spot fires sparked along State Route 78 in Vista Saturday morning, leading officials to temporarily shut down traffic on the impacted part of the freeway.
The small brush fires were reported at around 7:50 a.m. along eastbound SR-78 at Civic Center Drive. In all, fire crews tackled four blazes, while California Highway Patrol officials helped with traffic control, shutting down access to the off-ramp at eastbound Civic Center Drive while firefighters worked.
Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fires. Crews remained at the scene monitoring for flare-ups and mopping up hot spots. As of 8:20 a.m., crews planned to stay there for at least another hour.
There is no word yet on the cause of the spot fires. No one was hurt.