Series of Fires Sparked at Pendleton

Four or five small fires are burning on Camp Pendleton, according to fire officials.

The blazes are burning in an "impact area" in the north-central area of the base, according to Bill Gick, a fire inspector for the Camp Pendleton Fire and Emergency Services Department. Gick said the "small" fires were not a threat to anyone at this time but that firefighters are monitoring the situation. He said officials expected the fires to all burn themselves out.

Motorists on Interstate 5 may be able to see smoke from the fires, said Gick, but they would not be in any danger.

It's likely the blazes were begun by live-fire exercises at Camp Pendleton, since the fires are burning in an area where troops train.

Gick did not have an acreage estimate for the burn area.

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