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Crews stop several spot fires from spreading in Alpine

Posted at 6:09 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 09:09:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Fire crews battled several spot fires that popped up near Interstate 8 in Alpine Thursday afternoon.

The vegetation fire, called the Victoria Fire, started near I-8 and Victoria Drive around 4 p.m., heavily impacting traffic in the area.

Crews from Cal Fire San Diego and other fire agencies attacked the flames from the ground and air and were able to get a handle on the blaze by 5:30 p.m.

All eastbound lanes of I-8 at Willows Road were shut down for a few hours as fire crews worked. The lanes reopened before 8 p.m.

While the Victoria Fire only grew to two acres, it left some families on edge as the heat continues throughout the week.

An excessive heat warning goes into effect Friday through Monday for the inland areas to the deserts.

A spokesperson for Cal Fire San Diego said they are fully staffed to handle any fires that may happen.

The cause of the Victoria Fire is still under investigation.