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Fire Burns Near Escondido Apartment Complex

A fire sparked by an apartment complex in Escondido Tuesday night. 

Firefighters were called to the Elan Felicita Creek Apartments on South Escondido Boulevard near W Vermont Avenue around 10:40 p.m.

The fire burned about 35 feet from residential units, and the flames spread to trees near the apartment building.

Crews had to cut a chain link fence in two places, so they could extinguish the fire. 

The fire was quickly knocked down, but embers continued to fall. Firefighters worked through the night to make sure the fire didn’t flare up again. 

An Escondido fire captain told NBC 7 the fire appeared to have started in a homeless camp. 

Police closed off nearby streets during the fire. 

No other information was available.

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