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Person of Interest Questioned in Oceanside Brush Fire

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    The scene of a brush fire near College Blvd. and North River Rd. on April 30, 2015.

    Oceanside Fire investigators questioned a person of interest in an Oceanside brush fire, one of four to pop up in the past couple of days.

    Early Friday morning, firefighters found the person of interest near College Boulevard and Lake Boulevard – the site of a brush fire that sparked just after midnight.

    The person was questioned by the Carlsbad police, but no arrest has been made.

    Investigators are trying to determine if that fire is connected to three others in Oceanside. The first was on Wednesday in the San Luis Rey Riverbed, though it was extinguished before it could spread far.

    The second happened close by at about 2:35 p.m. Thursday, just west of College Boulevard and North River Road. By the time firefighters arrived, it had grown to a 50 by 50-foot area, moving through thick brush.

    Firefighter had it under control about 35 minutes after it was reported and had grown to one-quarter acre.

    Just four hours later, the third fire began spreading in a homeless camp near Frazee Road and College Boulevard. It too was extinguished before it could get threaten people or structures.