Large brush fire breaks out on Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON (KUSI) – A brush fire swept across swaths of brushy open terrain in the eastern reaches of Camp Pendleton Tuesday, blackening dozens of acres and sending a column of smoke over northern San Diego County but posing no reported structural threats.

The blaze erupted amid unseasonably hot late-afternoon temperatures in the eastern reaches of the 125,000-acre Marine Corps installation, in the area of U.S. Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook, according to North County Fire.

Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service personnel were helping military firefighters extinguish the blaze, which had grown to roughly 60 acres in size as of 6 p.m., base officials reported.

This is a developing story. We will share more information as it becomes available.

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