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Brush Fire Prompts Evacuation Of Cal State University, San Marcos Campus

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SAN MARCOS (CBSLA.com)  —  A brush fire has prompted the evacuation Wednesday of California State University at San Marcos.

A brush fire in San Marcos on Wednesday caused an evacuation of the University of California, San Marcos. (credit: Stacey Butler/CBS2)

A brush fire in San Marcos on Wednesday caused an evacuation of the University of California, San Marcos. (credit: Stacey Butler/CBS2)

The fire reported near the campus is one of nearly half a dozen burning in San Diego County.

Officials did not give a cause for the blaze near the campus located in the 300 block of Twin Oaks Valley Road in north San Diego County.

At 3:55 pm, the city of San Marcos issued an immediate evacuation order for all neighborhoods south of San Marcos Boulevard, including Lake San Marcos, have been issued a mandatory evacuation.

On Wednesday evening, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency for San Diego County.

City officials set up two evacuation centers.

Mission Hills High School (The primary shelter), 1 Mission Hills Ct. and

San Marcos Middle School, 650 W. Mission Road

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

For a link to schools affected by the fire, click here.

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