SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two roadside fires Saturday delayed traffic on Interstate 805 as fire trucks and large rocks blocked the freeway just north of Mission Valley.
Highway Patrol Officers received multiple calls around 12:15 p.m., reporting two separate fires on the Interstate 805 roadside, just south of Mesa College Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Sixteen firefighters arrived to the scene at 12:30 p.m., and attempted to extinguish the blazes, and in the process the water from their fire hoses knocked several football-sized rocks boulders" from the roadside into the road.
Firefighters extinguished the blazes at 12:55 p.m., about 25 minutes after arriving on the scene, a dispatcher said.
Two northbound lanes of the highway were closed as well as the off-ramp to Murray Ridge Road.
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