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Vehicle fire spreads to homeless encampment in Lompoc riverbed

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 20:02:48-04

A vehicle fire spread to vegetation in the Lompoc riverbed Thursday morning.

The Lompoc Fire Department says crews were dispatched to the 1600 block of North H Street around 8:30 a.m. on the northwest side of town and found a disabled vehicle had caught fire and the flames had spread to a nearby homeless encampment.

The fire was put out within an hour, according to fire officials.

A small portion of vegetation burned.

The investigation is ongoing.

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