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Fire in transient camp near I-805

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A small brush fire closed two freeway lanes in the South Bay and sent a lot of thick smoke billowing into the air Monday.

It broke out late Monday morning in an area just west of the northbound I-805 near the Westfield Plaza Bonita Mall.

It took about an hour for crews to put it out because of flare-ups and hot spots.

The cause is under investigation, but it was reported to be a in a known homeless encampment where fires have been reported before.

 

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