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    Firefighters knocked down a brush fire that threatened homes and prompted evacuations Sunday in Novato. (Oct. 15, 2017)

    Fire crews in Novato knocked down a vegetation fire Sunday afternoon near homes on the west side of Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The blaze, which was reported about 3:30 p.m., burned between San Marin Drive and Delong Avenue, and smoke was visible from the freeway, the CHP said. It was contained about 4:15 p.m., fire officials said.

    Evacuations were conducted on Carmel Court, and other residents initially were instructed to be ready to evacuate, Novato police said.

    The Novato Police Department shut down streets in the area and asked the public to avoid the area, the CHP said.

    No further details were available.

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