Multiple brush fires in Oceanside prompt road closures, evacuations

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Evacuations and road closures were put in place after multiple brush fires broke out in Oceanside Sunday afternoon.

Crews responded to the scene in the 800 block of College Boulevard just before 2:30 p.m., according to authorities. By the time emergency responders arrived on scene, multiple brush fires had ignited along the road.

By 5:45 p.m., the forward rate of spread for the brush fires had been stopped, according to the North County Fire Protection District.

As of 8 p.m., the fire is at about 70% containment with 21 acres burned and one home damaged.

Road closures were implemented along SR-76 between Frazee Road and College Boulevard by Oceanside police, as well as from Mission Avenue to Frazee Road. Nearby businesses were also evacuated and closed from the 700 to 800 blocks of College Boulevard.

As of 9 p.m., all road closures and evacuation warnings have since been lifted.

A smoke advisory was issued by NCFPD for residents in the area surrounding the fires. By 9 p.m., smoke had mostly cleared.

Authorities are asking that residents steer clear of the area until further notice as crews work to extinguish the fires.

At this time, the origin of the fires has not been identified.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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