Homeless Encampment Blamed in La Jolla Brush Fire

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Smoke from the quarter-acre blaze in La Jolla. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A brush fire that erupted in a squatters camp spread through part of a La Jolla-area canyon Friday, blackening steep open terrain near clusters of large homes but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.

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The blaze erupted off the 5400 block of Caminito Bayo for unknown reasons about 11:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Firefighters doused the flames on the ground and aboard several water- dropping helicopters, the city agency reported. It took the personnel about an hour to contain the roughly quarter-acre blaze.

–City News Service

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