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Brush fire breaks out near Palomar College in San Marcos

Firefighters said they have halted the forward rate of spread of the brush fire.

Name: Palomar College Vegetation Fire

Acreage burned: 50 acres 

Containment: 90%

Fire start time: Thursday, Jan. 14 at 1:00 p.m.

Fire cause: Under investigation

Agencies responding: San Marcos Fire Dept., Cal Fire San Diego.

Evacuations: East Las Posas, West to Twin Oaks, North of Mission and South of Borden.

Road Closure: N/A

Smoke Advisory: N/A

Real-Time Updates:

Thursday 8 p.m.

The fire is 50 acres and 90% contained.

Thursday 5:30 p.m.

"The fire is holding out 40 acres due to an aggressive air and ground attack," said Jason Nailon, San Marcos Fire Marshal.

Firefighters are still investigating how it started and are following up on leads. 

"We we're told that homeless was in the area, but that hasn't been founded yet," said Nailon.

"No injuries civilians or firefighters thankfully," said Nailon.

Some areas are Under red flag warning and crew will be out there for some time making sure the fire doesn't flare up. 

Thursday 2:50 p.m. update

Thursday 1:50 p.m. update

Thursday 1 p.m. update

A brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in the area of Palomar College in San Marcos has grown to about 30 acres and is threatening structures, according to San Marcos Fire Department.

The fire broke out just before 1 p.m. in the 1100 block of Mission Avenue, authorities said.

Evacuations are underway for East Las Posas, West to Twin Oaks, North of Mission and South of Borden, SoCal Air Operations reports. 

Crews said smoke is visible throughout the North County.