Crews contain brush fire near SR-125 just north of Spring Street in La Mesa

LA MESA, Calif. - A car fire in the southbound lanes of state Route 125 north of state Route 94 spread to a nearby hillside Sunday, which prompted authorities to briefly evacuate homes in the area, fire officials said.

The California Highway Patrol received reports of a car on fire on the highway north of Spring Street shortly before 2 p.m. and a SigAlert was issued for the area.

The fire spread to a nearby hillside and burned close to homes before it was contained, authorities said.

The estimated size of the fire was not immediately available. There were reports of possible minor structural damage to at least one home.

Heartland Fire & Rescue Department public information officer Monica Zech told 10News there were heat-related injuries reported, but it was unclear if the injuries were suffered by residents or firefighters.

Residents on Garfield Street near state Route 125 and north of state Route 94 were initially asked to evacuate, but Heartland Fire & Rescue Department officials said about 3:45 p.m. that evacuations were no longer needed.

Fire crews were expected to remain on scene for a few hours mopping up and watching for hot spots, according to the Heartland Fire & Rescue Department.

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