camp pendleton brush fire
A view of a Camp Pendleton brush fire that burned nearly 30 acres, Courtesy of OnScene.TV

Police officers investigating a fire that burned near homes near the Oceanside-Carlsbad border early Friday were questioning a person of interest, but it remained unclear if that fire was related to several others over the past few days.

Fire crews extinguished a brush fire that broke out shortly after midnight in the vicinity of College and Lake boulevards. The fire burned on the roadside near some Carlsbad homes, Battalion Chief Felipe Rodriguez of the Oceanside Fire Department said.

Firefighters in the area later identified the person of interest, whose name was not immediately available, Rodriguez said. That person was tuned over to Carlsbad police for questioning.

Several other small brush fires kept crews busy over the last few days, but it was unclear if any of them were related.

Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, crews extinguished a fire at a homeless encampment at College Boulevard and Frazee Road, Rodriguez said.

About four hours earlier, around 30 firefighters from Oceanside, Vista and the North County Fire Protection District were sent to the bed of the San Luis Rey River after a fire was reported there. Rodriguez said crews had the quarter-acre fire in the vicinity of College Boulevard and North River Road out in about 35 minutes.

Rodriguez said another fire burned in the same area Wednesday, but it, too, was extinguished.

City News Service