Fire quickly spreads near an old K-Mart in Eureka

Eureka Police and Cal Fire responded to an area near Sunset Memorial Park near an abandoned K-Mart for reports of a vegetation fire around 4 p.m.

When officials arrived to the fire, they said there was a man near it that ran off almost immediately. Officials did not confirm if arson was the cause of the fire.

Cal Fire was able to get the flames under control within an hour.

The cause is still under investigation.

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