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CAMP PENDLETON: Investigation underway following fire that injured 15 Marines


Last updated 9/14/2017 at Noon

CAMP PENDLETON - An investigation is underway today at Camp Pendleton, where an amphibious landing vehicle caught fire during a training exercise, injuring 15 Marines, five critically.

The accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday as the Marines were undergoing regularly scheduled land-based training in the northern reaches of the sprawling base near Oceanside, said 1st Lt. Paul Gainey, a spokesman for the Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division.

The injured Marines were from the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion.

Eight of the injured Marines were taken t...

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