Several small brush fires spark along freeway in Lakeside
Sig Alert cancelled for SR-67 at Riverford
Last Updated: 196 days ago
Heartland Fire Department responded to several small brush fires along State Route 67 in Lakeside on Saturday afternoon.
Fire officials were initially called to the area at about 4:20 p.m. to respond to a small grass fire on the right shoulder near the Riverford off ramp.
Once on scene, they observed nine small brush fires on both sides of the freeway.
A Sig Alert was issued for both sides of the 76 at Riverford, while crews extinguished the fires.
As of 5:30 p.m. all lanes of the freeway were reopened.
The cause is still under investigation, but fire officials say they may have been started by a car’s catalytic converter sparking on the freeway.
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