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SAN DIEGO – Firefighters battled a quarter-acre brush fire in Pacific Beach that sent smoke billowing across Interstate 5 early Thursday, authorities said.
The fire in Rose Canyon creek bed off southbound I-5 at Balboa Avenue was reported at 8:29 a.m., according to a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher.
No structures were immediately threatened, though there were some businesses nearby, he said. The cause was under investigation.