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Five small brush fires burn along SR 79

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 12-acre fire prompted the closure of a section of Highway 79 through Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Sunday.

The fire broke out about 12 p.m. in the State Park between Green Valley and Paso Picacho, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said.

Both lanes of Highway 79 in the 4-6 mile segment were expected to be closed until about 6 p.m. Mohler said.

No homes or structures were threatened by the fire, which was being attacked by more than 100 firefighters, he said.

The fire may have been started by sparks from a car's brakes, a local news source reported.

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