Marina firefighters had a busy morning Thursday, battling an apartment fire and a brush fire.
The first fire was reported about 5:15 a.m. in a two-story apartment building at 3153 Eucalyptus St. The initial report was that a bed was on fire.
Firefighters found heavy flames and smoke coming from a first-floor unit. Police had already evacuated occupants of five other apartments in the building.
Fire officials said the blaze was quickly put out. The occupant, who was outside when emergency personnel arrived, was evaluated at the scene and taken to a hospital as a precaution, fire officials said.
The occupant later was released and planned to stay with relatives.
Two adults from an upstairs apartment were being assisted by the property manager while a window was being repaired, fire officials said.
The cause of the fire was unknown. Damage was estimated at $80,000.
Marina firefighters were assisted by crews from the Presidio of Monterey and North County Fire Protection District. The Seaside Fire Department provided backup coverage in Marina.
About 9:40 a.m, firefighters were called to a vegetation fire at Del Monte Boulevard and Reservation Road. About a quarter of an acre of brush was burning beside the pond at Locke Paddon Park, fire officials said.
The fire was put out and no structures were threatened.
Witnesses said they saw youths in the area before the fire broke out. The area is used frequently by transients, fire officials said.
The Presidio of Monterey Fire Department assisted on the fire.