Blaze Burns at Camp Pendleton

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    CPFD

    A vegetation fire is burning on the south end of Camp Pendleton, according to officials.

    The fire started around 2:45 p.m. at the south quarter of the base, and heavy smoke is visible.

    Firefighters evacuated the waste water treatment plant as a precaution.

    Three firefighters have suffered injuries from smoke inhalation and heat. Two other crew members had minor injuries and were treated on site.

    "The fire does not currently pose a threat to base residents or the surrounding community," said a statement from Camp Pendleton.

    Camp Pendleton fire crews are battling the blaze at the scene and the fire is 80 percent contained.

    Check back for updates on this story.

     

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