Crews search for potential arson suspect in brush fire along 94 freeway

SAN DIEGO -- Firefighters have extinguished a brush fire alongside state Route 94, near Home Avenue in the Fairmount Park area east of South Park.

Officials said Friday evening that they are still searching for a suspect who may have started the small blaze and another small spot fire in the same area. The Metro Arson Strike Team was called in for assistance.

Richelle Caldwell lives in the area and said she couldn't believe her eyes when she was traveling along Route 94 and spotted the blaze.

"I saw smoke, white smoke and you could smell it," said Caldwell. "It looked like something was on fire and I said, 'Oh my God, my car, anything, my apartment is on fire."