Tow truck sparks brush fire near Old Town

SAN DIEGO - A brush fire broke out Friday morning on northbound Interstate 5 near Old Town.

A tow truck was transporting a heavy piece of equipment that somehow caught fire around 7:16 a.m. Brush on the side of the freeway then caught on fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Crews quickly knocked the fire out but traffic was still slow around 7:31 a.m., according to CHP.


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