Brush fire shuts down lanes of SR-52 in Santee

Posted at 5:20 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-01 01:07:26-04

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) - A brush fire shut down part of SR-52 due to flames near the freeway in Santee Friday.

The fire broke out about 5 p.m. on the north side of the freeway near Mast Boulevard in the City of San Diego. By 6 p.m., the fire burned 21 acres and the forward rate of spread had stopped, San Diego Fire-Rescue reported. No structures were threatened or damaged.

San Diego firefighters called brush and standard engines, air support, and water tankers. Heartland Fire and Cal Fire assisted with ground crews, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.

Firefighters said the fuel was ‘light and flashy’. They did not release the cause of the fire.

California Highway Patrol officers shut down most lanes of eastbound SR-52 at Mast due to the threat.

Smoke from the fire spread around East County.

On Friday night, fire officials said the fire is 90% contained. Full containment is expected Saturday by noon.

No one was injured.

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