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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

State Route 76 closed due to vehicle fire

 

Last updated 10/22/2021 at 4:54pm

Brooke Bernier

A firefighter puts out the last flames of a car fire on SR-76 near Gird Road, Oct. 22.

The eastbound lanes of state Route 76 at Gird Road in Fallbrook were closed due to a vehicle fire earlier today Caltrans reported.

North County Fire Protection District responded to the two-car, non-injury collision, which was first reported at 12:30 p.m.

Motorists experienced some delays while firefighters battled the blaze, which was knocked down at 12:55 p.m., NCFPD spokesperson John Choi said.

"The sedan rear-ended the pick-up truck and the sedan caught fire," Choi said, adding that the fire did not spread to vegetation.

The road reopened at 1:30 p.m.

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