Firefighters have stopped the forward rate of a brush fire that grew up to 75 acres in Oceanside and prompted evacuations in the area Sunday afternoon.
The “Wala Fire” was reported at around 1 pm at the 800 block of W. Airport Road, just south of Camp Pendleton. Due to westerly winds and the local topography, the fire quickly erupted at 75 acres, said David Parsons, Oceanside Fire Department’s Division Chief.
Fire officials from all over San Diego County came to assist in containing the Wala Fire in Oceanside. NBC 7’s Amber Frias has details.
Multiple agencies from North County assisted in the firefight and were able to stop the forward rate at around 4 pm The fire did slope over to Camp Pendleton property but no damages were reported.
Oceanside police asked residents in the area to evacuate “out of an abundance of caution” and set up an evacuation center at El Camino High School for residents in need, OP said. Evacuations were cleared several hours later.
No houses were damaged in the fire but some outhouses and fences were damaged, Parsons said.
Officials worked for another two to three hours after the fire was stopped to fully knock it down and commence mopping up.
Officials were investigating the cause of the fire.
Fire officials urge caution as two wildfires broke out within 24 hours Sunday. NBC 7’s Amber Frias has details.
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