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.

   
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