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.