MONTEREY, Calif. - Firefighters raced to extinguish a brush fire behind Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey.
According to Cal Fire, the hillside at southbound Highway 1 near Soledad Drive caught fire around 1:02 p.m. Friday.
Witnesses reported seeing about 15 people trying to put the flames out before firefighters arrived.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before 1:30 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.