Camp Pendleton wildfire 70 percent contained
Smoke may be visible Sunday from a Camp Pendleton wildfire that started Friday afternoon.
About 1,200 acres have been blackened since the fire started. Marine spokesman Lt. Ryan Welsh said the fire, in the north-central section of the base, was believed to have started during artillery training.
The fire was about 70 percent contained by noon Sunday.
“The fire’s not really growing at all anymore,” Welsh said. “Residents are going to see continued heavy smoke plumes throughout the day, because of the previously unburned pockets within the fire perimeter.”
Firefighters from U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire assisted in
suppression efforts, Welsh said.
No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.
- Banner fire 20 percent contained, scorches 2,500 acres
- Banner Fire 65 percent contained
- Great Fire is 65 percent contained
- Smoke visible from Camp Pendleton fire
- Border fire 60 percent contained
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