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Brush fire on Camp Pendleton sends smoke plumes over Fallbrook


Last updated 6/27/2017 at Noon

CAMP PENDLETON – A brush fire spread over hundreds of open acres in the northwest reaches of Camp Pendleton today, sending plumes of smoke over northern San Diego County but posing no structural threats or traffic problems.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons in a training area on the military station north of Oceanside in the late morning, Marine Corps Capt. Brian Capt Villiard said.

As of 5 p.m., the flames had blackened about 300 acres, he said.

Base firefighters spent the day monitoring the blaze, letting it burn off dry vegetation as it moved over land at a safe distance from de...

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