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Bluff collapses in Encinitas; portion of parking lot ripped away

Dozens of firefighters responded to reports of a bluff collapse along the coastline of Encinitas, right below a parking lot.
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ENCINITAS, Calif. — Dozens of firefighters responded Thursday to reports of a bluff collapse along the coastline of Encinitas.

Encinitas Fire Department received reports around 2:23 p.m. that part of a beach cliffside had collapsed near the 2000 block of South Coast Highway 101, according to department logs.

Several fire engines were dispatched to the scene, along with medical aid units.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department initially requested cadaver dogs to the scene to determine if any people were buried beneath the rubble.

Authorities later determined cadaver dogs weren't necessary after first responders spoke with witnesses at the scene.

It's unknown if any injuries were reported.

San Diego County was inundated with flooding, sinkholes, and cliff collapses as another powerful atmospheric river passed through the area, bringing torrential rain. 

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