Crews stop small fires alongside I-8 in Alpine


ALPINE, Calif. — Firefighters Thursday afternoon extinguished several small fires alongside eastbound Interstate 8 in Alpine.

The first of the fires broke out around 4:30 p.m. near Victoria Drive, according to California Highway Patrol.

By 5:45 p.m., firefighters had stopped the spread of the fires, Cal Fire San Diego said in a tweet.

Eastbound I-8 was closed between Tavern and Willows roads and the on-ramp at Tavern Road is closed. Traffic was being diverted off I-8 at Tavern Road.

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