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Roads Reopen After Small Brush Fires Cause Delays in La Mesa and Bay Ho

Crews have reopened affected roadways after two small brush fires in different parts of the county caused traffic delays for Tuesday morning commuters.

At around 6 a.m., a fire sparked near northbound State Route 125 at the Lemon Avenue exit. This brought traffic to a halt, with cars backed up to Jamacha Boulevard and Paradise Valley Road. By 7 a.m., delays were expected to last about 20 minutes in the area.

Firefighters were able to quickly get a handle on that incident.

Meanwhile, over in the Bay Ho community, another vegetation fire sparked at the same time at Balboa and Moraga avenues. San Diego Fire-Rescue Department crews were able to knock that fire out fast, too. The SDFD said about 18 personnel battled that blaze.

The San Diego Police Department closed westbound Balboa Avenue at Moraga Avenue to westbound Garnet Avenue at around 6:30 a.m. Roughly 45 minutes later, all roads were reopened, police said.

Both fires were quickly put out. No injuries were reported in either fire.

No other information was available.

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