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Woman Taken into Custody in La Mesa Pursuit Ending With Car on Fire

A woman was taken into custody at the end of a police chase that ended when the car caught on fire in La Mesa Tuesday afternoon, police confirmed.

Police say the chase began when an officer tried to stop her vehicle. When the woman sped away, the officer took off in pursuit.

The chase came to an end at eastbound Interstate 8, just before State Route 125. Paramedics carried the woman away from the scene.

Heartland fire crews were called to the area by police, and worked on putting out the flames on the woman's car.

California Highway Patrol was assisting with traffic control. Traffic lanes have reopened in the area since then, according to the NBC 7 traffic page.

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