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Fire ignites small brush fire, rips through Vista home

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Posted at 9:20 AM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 12:20:03-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Firefighters made short work of a fire that tore through a Vista home and set nearby vegetation ablaze Saturday evening.

Vista Fire Department responded to reports of a fire in the area of Robelini Drive and El Valle Opulento just before 7 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find a brush fire extending into a home at 110 El Valle Opulento.

As firefighters battled back the brush fire, other fire crews tackled flames shooting our of the home. Firefighters say that because of the "rapidly deteriorating conditions inside the home," crews were forced to get out of the home and fire the fire from outside.

The fire was fully extinguished within about an hour, VFD said.

One person was displaced from the home. No injuries were reported. It's not clear how the fire began. The fire is currently under investigation.

Firefighters reminded homeowners to have working smoke alarms in their home and clear vegetation away from any structure.