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Brush fire ignites off SR-94, burns near apartment complex

Posted at 7:06 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 10:06:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A brush fire ignited off state Route 94 in the Golden Hill area Friday morning, forcing the closure of freeway lanes and evacuations at a nearby apartment complex.

The fire was reported shortly after 6:15 a.m. in an area off westbound SR-94, near 33rd Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials said residents at the Golden Glen apartment complex, located near the burn area, were told to evacuate as crews battled the blaze.

By 6:37 a.m., firefighters stopped the fire’s spread after it had charred about a quarter acre. Evacuees were allowed to return to the apartment complex by 6:46 a.m.

SDFD officials said Heartland Fire, National City Fire and Federal Fire all responded to the incident.

Two westbound SR-94 lanes at 30th Street were blocked due to the fire response and expected to remain closed for at least an hour.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.