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Brush fire off Interstate 5 in San Ysidro forces lane closures

Posted at 5:57 AM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 11:53:54-04

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.