Firefighters put out a small brush fire in Vista in around 20 minutes Monday, officials said.

The fire broke out around 5 a.m. near the intersection of Breeze Hill Road and La Tortuga Drive near the Vista courthouse, Vista Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Schroeder said.

Crews knocked down the flames of the around 600-square foot fire in about 15 minutes.

No injuries were reported from the blaze, but if the fire had spread quickly it would have prompted evacuations, Schroeder said.

Initial investigation pointed to a nearby homeless encampment as the probable source of the fire, Schroeder said.

Vista firefighters remained on the scene for around an hour to fully knock down any remnants of the fire.

–City News Service

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