Crews tackle fire between Escondido homes, Interstate 15

While homes were in danger, no damage was reported
Posted at 1:07 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 22:40:22-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - Fire crews were called out to a 3-acre vegetation fire near Deer Springs Road Friday.

Cal Fire and Escondido Fire crews were called to the scene of a fire on the west side of Interstate 15 just after 12 p.m.

An aircraft was also called in to help. At least a few structures were threatened at one point, but no damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.

As of 7:30 p.m., the fire was fully contained. Cal Fire tweeted, "defensible space clearance made a difference in today's fire."

The number four freeway lane was closed at Center City Parkway as a result, according to Caltrans. It's expected to remain closed until about 5 p.m.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The fire is the second vegetation fire to hit the Escondido area in two days. Thursday, crews fought a 2-acre vegetation fire off Dublin Lane and La Honda Drive.