Camp Pendleton brush fire contained

Officials: Fire sparked by live-fire training

SAN DIEGO - Military firefighters doused remaining hot spots Friday on the lines of two brush fires that blackened hundreds of open acres at Camp Pendleton.

Weapons drills sparked the blazes, which caused no injuries or structural damage, in training areas toward the center of the northern San Diego County Marine Corps installation about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to base officials.

The larger fire grew to roughly 425 acres before crews were able to contain it in the late evening, public-affairs Lt. Ryan Finnegan said.

Base personnel were continuing to extinguish the smaller blaze late Friday morning. The spokesman described that burn area as "small," but said an exact acreage figure was unavailable.

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