By Gina Yarbrough
Oceanside, CA–Fire crews contained a vegetation fire that broke out early Sunday morning behind a shopping center in Oceanside, fire officials said.
The Oceanside Fire Department received 911 calls around 4:20 a.m. of thick smoke rising behind the Albertson’s store on Marron Road.
Multiple fire crews were able to access the burning vegetation and use hose lines to stop the blaze’s extension within 20 minutes. Full extinguishment took an additional hour given the significant vegetation and objects indicating a homeless encampment, the Oceanside Fire Department stated in a release.
A fire investigator was called to the scene to coordinate resources to remove hazardous debris.
No personnel or civilians were injured.