Cal Fire on Vegetation Fire in North County

SAN DIEGO — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and firefighters from the North County Fire Protection District are working to contain a vegetation fire in North County, authorities said.

According to an tweet from North County Firethe incident began around 6:39 p.m. near Interstate 15 and Old Highway 395. Cal Fire San Diego Captain Neil Czapinski told FOX 5 the fire started with the overturning of a vehicle in the Deer Springs neighborhood of San Diego.

The sole occupant of the car was taken to hospital, their condition is unknown at this time.

“Smoke may be visible, but there is no fire hazard to our district,” says North County Fire tweeted saturday night

By 7:35 p.m., officials had closed two northbound lanes on I-15 lanes and warned the public to “expect delays.”

Check back for updates on this evolving story.

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