There are now two wildfires burning on Camp Pendleton, according to officials.
The wildland fire that began yesterday, April 18, at approximately 10:30 a.m. has now consumed approximately 425 acres but is close to being extinguished.
“That fire, which is in our Zulu Impact Area, is now 95 percent contained,” said Lt. Ryan Finnegan, Base spokesman. “However, there is also a second fire burning.”
Finnegan said the newer fire is smaller and no acreage numbers have been provided yet.
“It is further north of the first fire, but still in the central portion of the Base,” he said. “There is no threat to our surrounding communities.”
He also said no injuries or property damage have been sustained in either blaze.
“Our fire crews are working diligently to extinguish these fires,” said Finnegan.
It has been reported that weapons drills sparked the blazes during training exercises.
Wildfire on Camp Pendleton has consumed 80 acres so far
CAMP PENDLETON – The Camp Pendleton Fire Department is currently fighting a wildland fire here.
The fire began at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the Zulu Impact Area of the base and has burned more than 80 acres. The fire started as a result of live-fire training.
Current assets on-hand include three brush trucks and one water tender.
There are no reports of any injuries or damage to any structures. At this time there is no threat to any of the surrounding communities of the base.
For future inquiries regarding Camp Pendleton fire updates, please refer to the fire information page on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Web site at http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/About/BaseInformation/FireInformation.aspx