1-acre fire shuts down SR-76 at Via Monserate in Fallbrook

Highway reopened at 12:30PM

FALLBROOK, Calif. - A small brush fire erupted along state Route 76 in Fallbrook Friday, prompting authorities to issue a Sig Alert.

The fire was reported shortly before 10 a.m. at Via Monserate, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Cal Fire crews responded and authorities shut down both directions of the highway for about two hours.

The fire was quickly knocked down, and the Sig Alert was lifted at 12:30 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries or structure damage.

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