Crews douse brush fire off state Route 78 in San Marcos
Smoke from fire blew across highway
Last Updated: 189 days ago
SAN DIEGO - Crews Tuesday contained a brush fire burning off eastbound state Route 78 in the San Marcos area.
According to fire dispatchers, the blaze broke out at about 12:30 p.m. on the right shoulder of eastbound SR-78 just west of San Marcos Boulevard.
Authorities at the scene said the fire sent heavy smoke across the highway, causing traffic to back up.
As of 12:50 p.m., eastbound SR-78 lanes in the area are opened, but traffic remains slow.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.
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