Firefighters on the scene of a vegetation fire Dec. 6 on I-8 at Los Coches Road. Photo via Twitter @CalFireSanDiego.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 8 were shut down Sunday morning while firefighters worked to put out a vegetation fire at Los Coches Road in El Cajon.

Spots of fire broke out along the hill on the freeway’s right shoulder, with CalFire San Diego reporting the incident via Twitter about 10:30 a.m.

According to the agency, the fire spread to about 2 acres before being fully contained about three hours after it started.

Closing freeway lanes backed up traffic and caused delays.

— Staff report

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