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Multiple Fires Burning on Camp Pendleton Send Smoke Into Air for Miles

Three fires have burned 110 acres on Camp Pendleton

Thick smoke from three brush fires on Camp Pendleton can be seen for miles in Orange and San Diego counties. 

As of early Wednesday, Pendleton officials reported 110 acres had been scorched.

The first fire sparked around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday near the Engineer Hill area of the base. The location is to the east of the base, near the Bonsall and Fallbrook neighborhoods in San Diego County.

The fire has burned 50 acres as of Wednesday, according to base officials. They say that fire is contained.

There was no threat to personnel or structures, USMC Camp Pendleton PIO Sgt. Keenan Zelazoski said.

According to an update posted on the Facebook page of Camp Pendlton Fire Department, crews worked to put out two other fires.

The Juliette Fire sparked near Mainside in the Juliette Training Area, but the forward rate of spread was stopped. Camp Pendleton's Twitter account reported Wednesday morning that the Juliette Fire was at 60 acres.

The Margarita Fire burned half an acre behind the Santa Margarita Housing but there was no threat to housing in the area as of Tuesday night.

Four air units from San Bernardio County Fire Department assisted ground units in battling the flames.

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