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Firefighters extinguish homeless camp blaze; second since March

 

Firefighters put out a brush fire that broke out at a homeless encampment in Menlo Park this morning (June 24). The fire, the second such incident in three months, was reported at about 12:30 a.m.

The blaze broke out at the edge of East Palo Alto in the area of University Avenue, Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road, according to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District.

Thirteen firefighters responded to the fire, which burned about a quarter-acre, firefighters said.

There were no reports of injuries or damage to structures.

The fire broke out in the same area where another fire blazed on March 28, burning about 13 acres.

— Bay City News Service

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