Fire Training Scheduled at Camp Pendleton

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Oct 26, 2012  |  Updated 8:15 PM PDT
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Fire Training Scheduled at Camp Pendleton

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Noise levels may increase aboard Camp Pendleton over the next week as units conduct extended live-fire training, Camp Pendleton officials said Friday.

The live-fire mortar training is set to run from 6 a.m. to midnight beginning Saturday, and ends Friday. The exercises conducted by the artillery and mortar units will be held in the Whiskey and Zulu impact areas, which are typically used for this sort of training.

Camp Pendleton officials said mortar units will conduct extended firing until 2 a.m. each night as well, Saturday through Thursday.

Depending on conditions, officials said the sound of explosions may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away. Smoke might also be seen from a distance around Camp Pendleton.

Back in September, multiple vegetation blazes from similar fire training caused 1,000 acres to burn at Camp Pendleton. It took a couple of days to finally control those fires.
 

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