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Brush fire prompts closure of Interstate 8

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 22:16:10-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - Crews were working to douse a 10-acre brush fire along Interstate 8.

The fire broke out along I-8 near Greenfield Drive and Las Coches Road Friday. A cause of the blaze has not been determined.

No injuries to residents or threats to structures were reported. Traffic was heavy on I-8, which was closed in both directions at one point before lanes were reopened to allow traffic through.

As of 5:25 p.m., Cal Fire crews reported stopping the fire's rate of spread. The fire was 10 percent contained, though full containment was expected overnight.

Crews could be seen making water drops via air. Watch live on 10News' Facebook livestream: