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Brush fire caused by fireworks extinguished

A fire that started Saturday morning near Cal Poly and burned more than 120 acres was extinguished as of 1 p.m. Sunday, County/Cal Fire officials said. Flames swept through the acres of heavy vegetation from the northeast side of the campus about 100 feet from the P sign to an area north of Slack Street near Grand Avenue beginning 6 a.m. Saturday morning. No structures were immediately threatened and no roads were closed or evacuations made. Investigators are blaming illegal fireworks as the cause of the fire.

So far they’ve found six bottle rockets near to the origin of the blaze, according to Cal Fire spokesman Clint Bullard.

No arrests had been made or citations issued in connection with the fire as of Sunday afternoon.

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