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1 Person Injured as a Fire Sparked in Oceanside Near Nursery

One man was injured after a fire sparked near a nursery in Oceanside, Friday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 2:45 p.m., near 661 Sleeping Indian Road near Camp Pendleton.

When officials arrived on scene they found a large RV on fire as it was spreading to other RV's. The fire then extended into brush on the property and ended up buring a dozen cars and a mobile home, Oceanside Fire Department explained. 

By 4 p.m. the fire was knocked down by the Oceanside Fire Department

NBC 7's Melissa Adan has more information about the fire that started in Oceanside.

One homeowner sustained burn injuries and was sent to a Palomar Hospital. His injuries are non-life-threatening confirmed an Oceanside Police Sergeant.

Kara Calderon who was near the fire said she is happy firefighters contained the fire.

"I am really happy we are all safe and we were able to run and the blast didn't get us," explained Calderon.

Calderon and her 13-year-old daughter Sophia were within 100 steps of the fire, working in a greenhouse at that time. They had parked their SUV next to a mobile home that was destroyed. 

Sophia was the one who called 911.

"I have never been in a fire before but it was scary," said Sophia.

The cause of the fire is under investigation as neighbors reported hearing explosions prior to the fire. 

County Hazmat and Camp Pendleton Hazmat units responded to the incident as reports of previous drug activity has been reported on the property, said Oceanside Fire Deparment.

Hazmat later found no hazardous material on site.

"Everyone should keep their area cleaned up much more than that area [where the fire started] because that is a hazard," said Larry Balma, a neighbor. "I heard some explosions, maybe a propane tank or something and I saw black smoke."

North County Fire and Oceanside Fire Department responded. A total of 47 firefighters responded including one lifelight and a medical team.

Oceanside Fire later clarified that this was never a brush fire but a multi-vehicle fire that spread to nearby plants. 

No other information was available.

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