152-acre fire on Camp Pendleton contained
CAMP PENDLETON (KUSI) — A wildfire that scorched 152 acres in the far northwestern reaches of Camp Pendleton today was 100 percent contained Wednesday.
The blaze erupted for unknown reasons around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Cristianitos Road and San Mateo Drive late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orange County Fire Authority, which was helping military crews extinguish the flames. At about 4:45 p.m., personnel had the spread of the fire halted, OCFA Capt. Larry Kurtz said.
Pendleton Fire Update- Backfiring operations going well; 150 acres; no evacuations. Or injuries. pic.twitter.com/XZBdtvZmu5
— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) July 12, 2017
No structural damage or injuries were reported. Crews will remain on scene throughout the day patrolling the fire perimeter. Smoke may also be seen in the area, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.