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University City brush fire shuts down train tracks

Posted: 2:15 PM, Aug 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 12:19:19-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A small brush fire in University City led to train delays between Sorrento Valley and Old Town Thursday, according to the North County Transit District.

The first-alarm vegetation fire broke about just before 2 p.m. in a riverbed off Porte De Merano north of SR-52, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.

The brush burned into heavy fuel, officials said, before being stamped out.

“Please expect delays on COASTER service,” NCTD posted on Twitter. The train tracks were shut down in the area due to the fire, but reopened just before 2:30 p.m.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

10News is monitoring breaking developments.