OCEANSIDE, Calif. – A brush fire broke out Wednesday near a railroad line in Oceanside, prompting some road closures and evacuations in the surrounding area.
Forward progress on the fire in the 2800 block of Industry Street, east of Interstate 5, was halted under two acres just before noon, Oceanside police said. Video from SkyFOX showed the blaze throwing off thick plumes of white smoke high into the sky and visible from a distance for more than an hour while firefighters were on the scene.
Officials announced mandatory evacuations for those living in the 1300 block of Eldean Lane while crews battled the blaze with a temporary evacuation center set up at Lincoln Middle School. There were no injuries reported.
Residents since have been told they’re allowed to return home, police said.
“If you are not a resident, please continue (to) avoid the area,” the agency said in a Nixle post.
No structures were believed to be threatened by the fire, according to a tweet from the city. The extent of the damage was not immediately known.
The brush fire response caused some travel disruption with the North County Transit District saying its Sprinter service was stopped between the Crouch Street and Rancho Del Oro stations.
Passengers were encouraged by the agency to use bus route No. 318 in the interim.
Two road closures also were announced, including Dunstan Street east of Knoll Drive and Skylard Drive east of Partridge Lane. No timetable was set for when the roads will reopen.
Check back for updates on this developing story.