Crews knock down fire started by fallen power line


OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Oceanside firefighters Saturday quickly extinguished a brush fire likely caused by sparks from a downed power line, officials said.

The vegetation fire was first reported at 1:10 p.m. in the 1900 block of Willowbrook Drive. Oceanside fire units arrived on scene at 1:17 p.m. and found a quarter-acre vegetation fire advancing at a moderate speed. They put it out by 1:53 p.m.

It burned less than two acres and there were no injuries reported.

Officials said they believe the fire was started by sparks from a downed SDG&E power line.

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