Sunday, October 6, 2013

Camp Pendleton fire burns more than 1,000 acres

Camp Pendleton fire burns more than 1,000 acres
Posted: Oct 05, 2013

A fire burning on Camp Pendleton has now consumed an estimated 1,000 acres, authorities said.

The blaze caused the evacuation of a nearby housing area and hospital patients, damaged three buildings and sent smoke billowing into the air, base officials said.

The non-injury fire was reported about 12:45 p.m. near Lake O'Neill near the center of the post, according to the officials, who said the fire was 15 percent contained as of 10:45 p.m.

The firefighters continued their efforts into the night and the officials if air support would continue in the dark.
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