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Oceanside Fire Crews Battle to Brush Fire Near State Route 78

Oceanside Fire officials have stopped the forward progress of a small brush fire near State Route 78 and a Sig Alert has been issued, west of College.

The fire broke out around 2 p.m. Tuesday and soon after, crews requested two more engines to help with what they called a heavy mop up. 

The California Highway Patrol has issued a Sig Alert for SR-78 east near College because of the fire. 

A helicopter is heading to the fire to assist. Crews reported having trouble accessing the area. 

No further information was immediately available. An NBC 7 Chopper is heading to the scene of the fire. 

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