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Firefighters Work to Extinguish Deep Seated Fire Near Coleman Pedestrian Crossing

The deep seated fire could've been caused by a person homesteading in the open area, according to authorities.

San Rafael firefighters are working to extinguish a "deep seated" fire that is burning under the Coleman pedestrian crossing, according to authorities.

The area was originally cordoned off with soil and timber. Firefighters are currently searching in the area to help with public safety. A CalTrans supervisor is will be assisting in extinguishing and removing the timber and soil, according to Battalion Chief Jeffrey Buscher.

As opposed to other fires, deep seated fires burn below the surface in duff, mulch, peat or other combustibles.

"Early indicators lead us to believe a person may be homesteading within the open area," Buscher said.

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mel perry November 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM
"homesteading", how "pc" have we become?, the person was a "bum" or "alchie" living like a cockroach

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