Brush Fire Burning Near I-5, Richards Boulevard

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Crews battled a brush fire along the river near southbound Interstate 5 and Richards

(Courtesy: Sacramento Police)

(Courtesy: Sacramento Police)

Boulevard on Monday afternoon.

The fire was reported about 4:20 p.m.

Officials urged drivers to use caution because of very heavy smoke. Traffic was backed up as roadways were shut down because of low visibility.

At least one witness reported seeing a man set the fire, according to the CHP.

Sac City Fire says that a person of interest has been taken into custody. He has been identified as 46-year-old David Cove.

Cove was arrested on charges of possession of drugs, an outstanding warrant and arson.

Stay with FOX40 and for updates on this developing story.