SAN DIEGO — Firefighters have halted the forward spread of a brush fire that broke out Monday afternoon north of Lakeside.

The fire is burning near the 11000 block of Wildcat Canyon Road, Cal Fire San Diego said on Twitter. The agency said it stopped the forward spread at nine acres and it was 5% contained as of about 2:15 p.m.

The afternoon blaze began as a car fire that spread to surrounding vegetation, a Cal Fire San Diego spokesperson told FOX 5.

Officials have reopened Wildcat Canyon Road after closing it to traffic.