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Hillside fire prompts evacuations in Oceanside neighborhood

Posted at 11:20 AM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-29 15:54:57-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A brush fire that erupted on a hillside behind several homes in Oceanside prompted mandatory evacuations Thursday morning.

Just before 10:30 a.m., Oceanside Fire Department crews were dispatched to an area off the 2800 block of Industry Street, near Loma Alta Creek, in response to a vegetation fire.

Cal Fire and other agencies responded to the incident as well, Oceanside Fire officials said.

Crews on the ground and in the air battled the blaze as a mandatory evacuation order was issued for those in the 1300 block of Eldean Lane and 2000 block of Skylark Drive.

Due to the firefighting effort, road closures took effect at Dunstan Street, east of Knoll Drive and Skylark Drive, east of Partridge Lane.

By 11:45 a.m., crews were able to stop the spread of the fire and worked to put out any hot spots.

Fire officials said evacuees were being allowed to return to their homes.

A North County Transit District train line that was closed due to the response was set to be reopened later in the afternoon.

There is no word on what caused the fire.