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Fire ignites near Carlsbad homes, prompting evacuations

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 02:23:31-05

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) — Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in Carlsbad on Wednesday that threatened nearby homes.

The fire ignited near the intersection of Park and Marina drives, near Capri Park, and was considered fast-moving, according to SoCal Air Operations. City officials said air support was used to fight the fire.

The spread of the approximately three acre fire was halted just before 3:30 p.m., according to authorities. There were no injuries or damage to homes reported, according to City of Carlsbad Fire Prevention Specialist Felix Salcedo.

MAP: Homes evacuated due to Park Fire in Carlsbad

Evacuations were ordered for several streets in the area, with officers quickly going door-to-door to evacuate residents, according to Carlsbad Police. Evacuees were allowed to return home just after 6 p.m. Some streets remained closed to traffic until about 8 p.m. to allow fire crews to mop up the area into the night.