Firefighters quickly stop forward spread of fire in Alpine

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Firefighters were battling several small brush fires that ignited in Alpine, close to the site of the earlier Jennings Fire. 

Cal Fire San Diego crews were working to extinguish at least two fires that ignited around 10:30 a.m. Thursday off Interstate 8 near Tavern Road, according to California Highway Patrol. Although the fire was burning near the sight of the 400-acre blaze that broke out Tuesday, Cal Fire San Diego noted that it was not related.

Firefighters had the forward rate of speed stopped just before 11:30 a.m.

CalTrans closed one lane of eastbound I-8 and the exit to Tavern Road and a SigAlert was issued just before 11:15 a.m. Thursday, CHP said. Closures were still in effect at 12:50 p.m.

The fires burned near the area of the largely contained 400-acre Jennings Fire, according to the California Highway Patrol. The spot fires were posing no reported structural threats.

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