Firefighters extinguished a three-acre brush fire that prompted the evacuation of roughly 100 residents Friday morning in San Marcos.
The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. in an area near Plateau Avenue and Twin Oaks Valley Road, according to the San Marcos Fire Department.
Deputies responded and evacuated residents from homes near the intersection of Village Drive and Fortune Road as firefighters battled the blaze, San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pamela Murphy said.
Cal Fire and San Marcos Fire Department crews knocked down the flames within 30 minutes and reported that the blaze scorched roughly three acres of vegetation, according to Cal Fire San Diego.
Residents were allowed to return home shortly after the blaze was extinguished, Murphy said.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation. Some media reports suggested a downed power line caused the blaze, but San Diego Gas & Electric said none of its lines were down.
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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