SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A brush fire charred at least one acre off southbound Interstate 5 in the San Ysidro area, forcing lane closures during the Monday morning commute.
Fire officials said the blaze ignited for unknown reasons off the southbound I-5 lanes near Dairy Mart Road just after 5 a.m. Monday.
Due to the fire response, all southbound I-5 lanes at Dairy Mart Road were shut down, with traffic diverted to San Ysidro Boulevard.
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As of 7 a.m., crews on the ground and in the air stopped the fire’s forward rate of spread to at least one acre burned. Firefighters initially had a difficult time accessing the fire due to the terrain.
All southbound I-5 lanes were reopened at 8:25 a.m.
The fire did not threaten structures or residents.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.