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Camp Pendleton brush fire at 10 percent containment

CAMP PENDLETON -- Military and civilian firefighters worked today to subdue a brush fire that has blackened about 2,000 open acres in the northern reaches of Camp Pendleton.

As of late morning, the ground and airborne crews had the blaze roughly 10 percent contained, base officials said.

The fire, which erupted Thursday afternoon, was posing no structural threats, according to the Camp Pendleton public-affairs office.

Military firefighters were being assisted by crews from Cal Fire, Cleveland National Forest and the city of San Diego.

The cause of the blaze, dubbed the Roblar Fire, was not immediately clear, though it is not uncommon for fires to be sparked at Camp Pendleton by

live-ammunition weapons training.

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CAMP PENDLETON - A brush fire spread over swaths of open terrain in the northern reaches of Camp Pendleton today, posing no immediate structural threats but sending a thick column of smoke into the North County sky.

The blaze at the military station near Oceanside was reported in the mid-afternoon. As of 6 p.m., it had blackened roughly 300 brushy acres, base officials said.

Ground and airborne personnel fought the flames, according to a statement from the Camp Pendleton Fire Department, which was being assisted by crews with Cal Fire and Cleveland National Forest.

The cause was not immediately clear, though it is not uncommon for fires to be sparked on the northern San Diego County USMC station by weapon training.

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A brush fire spread over open terrain in the northern reaches of Camp Pendleton today, posing no structural threats but sending a thick column of smoke into the North County sky.

The blaze at the military station near Oceanside was reported in the mid-afternoon. As of shortly before 4:30 p.m., it had grown to roughly 10 acres, base officials said.

The fire did not "pose a threat to anyone on or off the base,'' according to a statement from the Camp Pendleton Fire Department.

The cause was not immediately clear, though fires on the northern San Diego County USMC station often are sparked by weapon training.

 

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