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Hot and Dry weather: Brush fire along I-15 in Escondido prompts closures

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-15 00:18:16-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) — A brush fire along Interstate 15 in Escondido forced several lanes of traffic to close as crews worked to douse flames.

The brush fire was reported along northbound I-15, just after State route 78, at about 1 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol.

The fire forced at least one lane closed on NB I-15, as well as the westbound connector of SR-78 to NB I-15 as of 2:20 p.m., Caltrans San Diego said. The closure lasted about two two hours.

Hot and dry conditions Saturday have elevated fire risk throughout San Diego County, according to the National Weather Service.