Fires Contained at Camp Pendleton

The fire initially began as a live-fire training exercise, but soon evolved into an active wild-land fire

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  |  Updated 7:54 PM PDT
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Fires Contained at Camp Pendleton

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The Camp Pendleton Fire Department battled two fires on the base Thursday that originally began as a live-fire training exercise, Camp Pendleton officials confirmed.

The blazes began at around 10:30 a.m. in the Zulu Impact Area of the base. Camp Pendleton officials said two separate fires sparked, scorching more than 325 acres.

At least three brush trucks and one water tender were used by crews to fight the active wild-land fires.

Camp Pendleton officials said no injuries were reported. The fires did not pose a threat to any structures or communities on the base.

By 7:50 p.m., Camp Pendleton officials told NBC 7 that one of the fires was 100 percent contained. The second fire was about 90 percent contained.

Crews expected to fully knock down the second fire within a short time.

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