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Smoky fire that prompted evacuations in Carlsbad quickly contained

A fire in Carlsbad sending clouds of smoke into the air that were visible for miles was quickly contained on Saturday.

The Carlsbad Police Department posted about the fire on its Twitter page at about 1:15 p.m. Officials said the fire was burning south of Buena Vista Lagoon near State Street, Laguna Drive and Buena Vista Circle.

Homes on several nearby streets – Buena Vista Circle, Kremeyer Circle and Laguna Drive – were evacuated as firefighters from several services battled the blaze, police said. A firefighting helicopter was seen collecting water from a nearby lagoon to fall into the flames.

Carlsbad Avenue was also closed in both directions.

Lorelei Mitchell, who lives along the lagoon on Jefferson Street, said the fire “started very small and then went fast”. She started packing her things while watching the flames. Fortunately, the wind was blowing south at the time, he said.

Shortly after 2 p.m., police said the fire had been contained.

It is not clear what caused the fire.

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