A hillside burned near Grossmont College in El Cajon, and fire trucks blocked two southbound lanes of state Route 125, along with the off-ramp toward the campus.
The fire was spotted burning uphill toward the college at about 2:20 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Heartland Fire & Rescue firefighters in fire engines and a helicopter were dispatched to extinguish the blaze, a Heartland Fire & Rescue dispatcher said.
Authorities issued a SigAlert for the the two right southbound lanes and the off-ramp, according to the CHP and Caltrans.
—City News Service