Fire on Camp Pendleton west of DeLuz gate
CAMP PENDLETON( KUSI) – A brush fire spread across swaths of open terrain on the grounds of Camp Pendleton late Thursday afternoon, authorities reported.
Base officials said the blaze broke out in the eastern reaches of the sprawling Marine Corps installation and had scorched about 80 acres as of shortly after 5 p.m., but no structural threats were reported.
Civilian firefighters were helping military personnel extinguish the blaze, according to Cal Fire.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
UPDATE: The fire is now 120 acres and 40 percent contained. Firefighters are expected to have full containment by midnight.