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Brush fire breaks out in Carlsbad

Posted at 11:52 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 20:44:42-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - A brush fire broke out in Carlsbad Friday morning along busy Palomar Airport Road.

The fire started about 11:15 a.m. and sent a plume of smoke above the area near Palomar Oaks Way, between Aviara Parkway and El Camino Real.

Flames were contained to about five acres by 1 p.m. They appeared to be confined to eucalyptus trees east of The Crossings golf course and near office buildings.

Carlsbad Police reported on twitter they briefly evacuated businesses on Dryden Place about noon. The evacuation was lifted about 20 minutes later.

There was no word on what caused the fire.

Westbound traffic on Palomar Airport Road was stopped at Camino Vida Roble.

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