Traffic came to a halt as flames and smoke billowed over the South Bay skyline at the scene of a scrap yard fire.
The fire started just after 5 p.m. in the 900 block of Heritage Road.
Pieces of metal and a car are on fire in the scrap yard, according to SDPD.
San Diego police shut down traffic around Heritage Road, and San Diego Fire-Rescue established a fire attack.
No structures were threatened, according to SDFD.
No injuries were reported.