SANTEE (CNS) - Sparks from a dragging trailer hitch caused two roadside grass fires Saturday in Santee, which prompted the closure of one lane of State Route 67, the Heartland Fire Department reported.
The blazes broke out about 12:15 p.m. and scorched grass on the north side of State Route 67, near Woodland Avenue, in Santee, according to a Heartland Fire dispatcher.
Several drivers tried to put out the fires before firefighters arrived on scene, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.
The two small fires were caused when a car dragging a trailer issued a shower of sparks, which ignited a grassy area, the dispatcher said.
Firefighters were able to knock down the blazes in about five minutes.
One northbound lane of State Route 67 was closed for a short time while firefighters battled the blazes.
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