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Camp Pendleton hosts regional fire school


Last updated 5/28/2019 at 8:30am

Over 200 firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service, Orange County Fire Authority, Cal Fire and local San Diego County agencies gathered at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to participate in wildfire firefighting methods training, June 5, 2017.

Sgt. Gabino Perez

Marine Corps Installations West – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Preserving and maintaining U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton's more than 125,000 acres of land is a year-round effort for the Marines and firefighters of the installation. Annual exercises and training programs take place at Camp Pendleton in preparation for the 2019 fire season.

The higher-than-average levels of rainfall in Southern California resulted in increased vegetation growth across the base. When the vegetation dries it becomes highly flammable, raising the threat of wildfire. Firefigh...

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