The Juliet Fire that ignited at about 3 p.m. Monday afternoon on Camp Pendleton, is now 90% contained, according to fire officials. The blaze, which started on the southern portion of the Base, near the San Luis Rey (Vandergrift) gate, has now consumed 4,000 acres. Shortly after the fire erupted, a second one broke out about 4 p.m., merging with the first fire within two hours.
Camp Pendleton officials have said the cause of the fire is under investigation and states that no live fire or incendiary training was being conducted in the training area at the time the blaze began.
Multiple agencies including the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Cal Fire have assisted Camp Pendleton with fire fighting equipment and 150 firefighting personnel. Cal Fire has provided two strike teams of engines (10 engines), one helicopter, two fire crews, one air tanker, and five overhead. The USFS has provided six engines, one air tanker, one helicopter, and three helicopters. The County of San Diego has provided two strike teams of local government engines