Wildfires Char Thousands of Acres at Camp Pendleton
CAMP PENDLETON (KUSI) – A pair of large wildfires continued burning across open terrain on the grounds of Camp Pendleton Wednesday, sending plumes of smoke over northern San Diego County but posing no threats to military or civilian structures.
The flames, which began spreading through training areas toward the center of the Marine Corps base on Monday, had charred roughly 7,400 acres as of early Wednesday morning, according to Camp Pendleton public affairs.
Military firefighters have been aided by Cal Fire ground and airborne crews in their effort to corral the blazes.
Officials have disclosed no cause for the fires. It is not uncommon for munitions training to set brushy native vegetation ablaze at the 125,000- acre USMC base north of Oceanside.