Oceanside Fire Confined To San Luis Rey Riverbed; 20% Contained
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A wildfire that blackened about 100 acres in Oceanside is still active but confined to the bed of the San Luis Rey River, Oceanside police said Thursday.
Evacuations prompted by the blaze were lifted, authorities reported. While authorities told City News Service on Wednesday that one structure was damaged, the Oceanside Fire Department confirmed Thursday that no damage to any buildings occurred.
The fire "is currently at a moderate rate of spread," according to the city of Oceanside's website. There are currently no imminent structure threats.
The blaze erupted east of College Boulevard early Wednesday afternoon, according to fire department officials. As of 8:30 a.m., the city of Oceanside reported the fire was 20 percent contained.
Residents should continue to shelter in place unless told to evacuate and should remain off the roads to give emergency vehicles access, according to the city. Residents should call 911 only in the case of an emergency and if fire is spotted outside of the riverbed perimeter.
Currently, the city of Oceanside is working with San Diego County, Cal Fire and Carlsbad, Vista and San Marcos to share firefighting resources.
Police evacuated residences on Andrew Jackson Street and surrounding roads and closed some traffic lanes while firefighters doused the flames on Wednesday.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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