Small brush fire behind Del Monte Shopping Center

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. 

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