Fire on Camp Pendleton
Last updated 10/8/2008 at Noon
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m.
North County Fire Protection District reported at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, that a fire is burning on Camp Pendleton.
Local residents have been advised that the fire is not posing a threat to the Fallbrook community. Watch this site for any information/updates.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 5:40 p.m.
North County Fire Public Information Officer John Buchanan has reported that the fire on Camp Pendleton is approximately one mile west of the golf course/officer's club.
Camp Pendleton put out a call for additional firefighting help. Two strike teams from North County and one engine from Fallbrook have already arrived at the scene of the fire.
Buchanan said there is no immediate danger to the Fallbrook area as the fire is quite some distance to the west, but says that fire risk conditions are high right now in the community due to the dryness of vegetation.
"It was really dry last year and it is extra dry this year," Buchanan said. "Everyone really needs to be careful."
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Thursday, Oct. 9, 7:00 a.m.
Camp Pendleton sources report that the fire, referred to as the November Fire, has now consumed 1,000 acres and is 70% contained.
Firefighting units from federal, state and local agencies continue to assist with the fire which originated in Range 401. The fire, which started burning in an area southwest of Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, used for artillery practice, spread in a northeastern direction. A change in weather conditions and a shift in the wind direction since the fire began continue to help firefighting efforts.
Base officials say the golf course and riding areas at Camp Pendleton's Stepp Stables will be closed today, Oct. 9, until further notice.
Current information shows that all roads and gates on Camp Pendleton are open.
Thurs., Oct. 9, 7:45 a.m.
Camp Pendleton has now reported that the November Fire is 100 percent contained. It is encircled by fire breaks, but not yet completely under control, due to the fact that there is a slight possibility a flare-up could jump the established fire breaks. The Base has two firefighting helicopters on standby in the event of a flare up.
At this time, fire officials have not been able to thoroughly assess the interior of the burn area for hot spots, but they are optimistic.
The November Fire stands at 1,000 acres. All roads and gates on Camp Pendleton remain open and the Base has not suffered any power outages due to the fire.