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Four vehicles damaged in car carrier fire on Interstate 15

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(Photo courtesy CBS News 8 viewer Abel) (Photo courtesy CBS News 8 viewer Abel)

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - At least four vehicles were damaged when a car carrier caught fire this morning in Rancho Bernardo.

Fire officials say flames erupted from inside the engine compartment of the big rig just before noon on southbound Interstate 15 near Duenda Road.

The driver of the truck tried to put the flames out but they quickly spread to three vehicles on the carrier.

"He hit it with his extinguisher real quickly, gave it a shot and then got away from it because it just kept getting bigger and bigger," San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Tony Zens said.

Firefighters were able to stop the flames from spreading to more vehicles on the carrier and were eventually able to put the fire out.

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