Fire Burns 75 Acres on Camp Pendleton

It's burning in steep terrain and heavy vegetation

By Michelle Wayland and Lauren Steussy
|  Friday, Feb 10, 2012  |  Updated 9:17 AM PDT
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Fire Burns 75 Acres on Camp Pendleton

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Firefighters are working to gain control of a brush fire in heavy vegetation and steep terrain at Camp Pendleton.

The fire is located in a large, open area in the central, coastal portion of the base south of Las Pulgas Road and East of Interstate-5, said Bill Gick, a fire inspector at the Camp Pendleton Fire Department.

As of Friday morning, the fire had burned more than 75 acres, according to Camp Pendleton fire authorities. CAL Fire originally reported that the fire burned 700 acres, but a base spokesperson corrected the information.

The fire was 25 percent contained by Friday morning. No people or structures are threatened and the fire activity is low.

Firefighters requested aid from two North County strike teams and hand crews assembled from various North County fire departments, Gick said.

No evacuations were underway and no injuries had been reported by 9.00 a.m.

The cause of the fire is attributed to troop training, Gick said.

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