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Early morning fire off I-15 produces large flames

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Firefighters were battling a roadside vegetation fire Friday morning off Interstate 15 near Market Street in the Mount Hope neighborhood, authorities said.

The blaze was first reported about 4:35 a.m. in a stand of trees on the east side of the highway south of State Route 94 and north of Market Street, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log. A witness told dispatchers the flames were 15 feet high.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatched four engines and a water tender to fight the blaze, the agency reported.

The far right lane I-15 approaching SR-94 was closed a little after 5 a.m. and remain closed about 6 a.m., the CHP said. The blaze possibly broke out in a homeless encampment.

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