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Downed SDG&E Line Caused Oceanside Brush Fire: OFD

Crews were able to knockdown the fire by 2 p.m.

A small brush fire in Oceanside was started by sparks from a downed San Diego Gas & Electric power line on Saturday, according to Oceanside Fire Department.

Oceanside firefighters responded to reports of a brush fire around 1:15 p.m. near 1921 Willowbrook Drive in Oceanside. Crews found a small, quarter-acre brush fire with a moderate rate of spread.

Crews kept the fire under 2 acres and were able to knock it down by 2 p.m. There were 15 personnel assigned to the fire.

OFD said the cause of the fire was a power line that was knocked down due to accidental circumstances.

Members of County Parks and Recreation assisted units in gaining quick access to the front of the fire, Oceanside FD said.

There were no injuries to residents or firefighters.

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