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Update on City of Encinitas Fire & Bluff Erosion Incident

ENCINITAS, Calif. – Encinitas fire fighters responded to a house fire in the 1400 block of Neptune Avenue at approximately 10:45 p.m. last night. The three-alarm fire has been extinguished. One person was safely evacuated.

During the firefighting effort, part of the bluff behind the impacted residence eroded. A geotechnical team has been onsite to evaluate the scene and assess the structure and related properties.

According to the City’s geotechnical expert, part of the erosion involved fissures created by water runoff on an already saturated bluff. Further assessment will continue until after the bluff dries out. Impacted property owners have been advised to seek geotechnical consultation to assess their properties.

As a precaution, residents and guests are encouraged to keep a safe distance from coastal bluff areas. Warning signs have been posted.

Updates will be posted as they are available on the City of Encinitas’ website (www.encinitasca.gov) and the City’s social media accounts.

Media should contact Paul Brencick at (858) 247-9191 or [email protected] with inquiries.