Firefighters extinguish Mission Valley brush fire

Posted at 5:38 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 20:53:39-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Firefighters are trying to determine what caused a brush fire in Mission Valley Wednesday afternoon.

The fire erupted along Interstate 8 and Texas Street near iFLY around 3:00 p.m.

Firefighters say steady wind carried flames from a tree across the overpass, catching dry brush on fire near Camino Del Rio.

The Texas Street off-ramp from Interstate 8 was closed in both directions due to the blaze. Firefighters say a quarter of an acre was burned in the fire.

Thick brush and trees were burned, but no business in the area were damaged. Crews had to conduct about six water drops in the area to extinguish the flames.