SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire that appears to have been sparked by a barbeque in an encampment in San Rafael on Monday afternoon, according to a fire chief.

The fire was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday in a field just east of the 2900 block of Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael Fire Chief Chris Gray said.

The fire appears to have been sparked by a barbecue grill that had been placed near dry brush, Gray said. The small blaze charred about a quarter-acre and no one was injured.

Property owners and city officials are continuing to address issues related to encampments to ensure a safe community, Gray said.

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