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Car fire ignites brush in El Cajon

SAN DIEGO, CA – A car that caught fire on Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Friday morning light a brush fire on Friday morning.

According to CHP, an apparently abandoned white Toyota Corolla starting spewing white smoke on the righthand side of Interstate 8 near West Main Street at about 9:51 a.m. The car quickly became fully engulfed and started spreading to the brush around the vehicle.

The adjacent onramp was closed while firefighters worked in the area. It was reopened at about 10:30 a.m.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

At least one person dead after El Cajon car fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – Local authorities were investigating the crash site of a fatal car fire on Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Monday morning.

According to CHP, 911 calls about the single-vehicle incident began to come in just after 6 a.m. A car was on fire off of I-8 west near Carrizo Gorge Road. The fire quickly began to spread from the vehicle to the vegetation around the car. Firefighters were able to put the fire out in about half an hour.

At least one person died as a result of the car fire. Their identity has not been released at this time.

Authorities began investigating the area in an attempt to figure out the circumstances surrounding the fatal incident. Lanes were closed until about 11 a.m. while investigators tried to determine where the vehicle left the road.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Car fire blocks Oceanside offramp

SAN DIEGO, CA – Emergency workers responded to a second car fire in Oceanside on Interstate 15 on Friday morning, according to CHP.

A truck was burning on the offramp from northbound I-15 to Rainbow Valley Boulevard at about 5:50 a.m. The truck was blocking the off-ramp.

Within fifteen minutes, firefighters had the fire out and the vehicle was just smoking as it cooled down.

At this time, there has been no report of injuries from the incident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Firefighters respond to fully engulfed car in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO, CA – A local fire department responded to an early morning vehicle fire on Interstate 5 in Oceanside on Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fire was reported on the righthand side of the northbound lanes near Las Flores Drive at about 5:45 a.m. All occupants were able to exit the vehicle before the car when up in flames, spewing black smoke.

The fire department worked quickly to put out the fully engulfed vehicle.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Car fire sparks brush fire in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO, CA – A brush fire spread up an Oceanside hill after a car accident sparked a vehicle fire on Interstate 5 early on Tuesday morning.

According to CHP, an unknown number of vehicles were involved in a crash that happened on the southbound freeway in the area south of the San Onofre State Beach about 3:25 a.m. At least one vehicle caught fire and quickly became engulfed. The fire quickly began to pop and then spread up the hill. It took over an hour for firefighters to put the flames out.

The driver of the vehicle was able to exit the vehicle and walked away uninjured.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Car catches fire in Temecula Friday

SAN DIEGO, CA – An early morning accident and vehicle fire was reported by CHP in Temecula Friday.

The incident occurred just a few minutes before 5 a.m., when a small sedan ran off the roadway on Interstate 15 near McCall Boulevard.

The vehicle landed about 50 feet off the road in the ditch along the southbound lanes. The occupants were able to exit their vehicle before it caught on fire. Within 5 minutes, the vehicle was fully engulfed.

The fire department was called to extinguish the flames. An ambulance was also called to the scene, although it is unclear whether anyone was injured.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Car burns while still rolling in El Cajon

SAN DIEGO, CA – A car fire fully engulfed a small vehicle on State Route 125 in El Cajon on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported on CHP just before 2 p.m., involving a Toyota Prius in the southbound lanes of SR 125. All occupants were out of the vehicle that was reported still rolling as it smoked and showing flames underneath.

The vehicle rolled to the off-ramp for Grossmont College Drive and was reported to be fully engulfed in flames.

No one was injured in the incident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Car fire reported in Temecula

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle fire was reported in Temecula on Wednesday afternoon, according to the area traffic incident tracker.

The fire was reported on state highway 371 in the area of Wilson Valley Road. A truck was burning and the engine was one fire.

The report noted that a male was running around the vehicle but did not detail whether there were other occupants in the truck.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Vehicle fire closes I-15 lanes Sunday

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle fire on Interstate 15 closed two lanes late on Sunday, according to the San Diego district of the California Department of Transportation.

According to the Caltrans San Diego Twitter feed, the two left-hand southbound lanes were closed after 9 p.m. north of state route 163.

They quickly followed the initial report with a second announcement, saying that all lanes had been reopened.

Further details, including whether anyone was injured in the vehicle fire, are not known at this time.


Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Car fire closes I-5 near Morena

SAN DIEGO, CA – A car fire closed all lanes on I-5 early Monday afternoon, according to the Caltrans Twitter page.

Traffic camera footage showed all lanes on the interstate near the Morena Boulevard/Rosecrans on-ramp were empty at about 1:30 p.m. Firefighters worked to extinguish a vehicle fire in the southbound lanes.

It was about an hour before the roadway was reopened to traffic.

It is unclear at this time whether any injuries were caused by the incident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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