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Red curb in Ocean Beach is a fake fire zone, City of San Diego says

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 19:22:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - What looks like a fire zone on a busy Ocean Beach street is a fraud, the City of San Diego confirmed to 10News Wednesday.

The red curb at Abbott Street and Santa Monica Avenue got the attention of neighbors.

Diana Webster has lived in the community for 66 years and said people have been getting active with spray paint.

“On Friday, five scooters were parked in there and on Saturday, somebody had painted black where all the scooters should be parked. Sounds like there is some suspicious activity with spray cans, I guess so,” Webster said.

“I think it’s pretty crazy someone got away with it,” said a neighbor identified as Rodrigo.

The city said illegal red curbing happens regularly in parking-dense areas and the best way to take care of it is to report it through their Get It Done app.

If the paint looks different than a typical red curb, it’s likely illegal, the city said.