Fire reported in Las Pulgas area of Camp Pendleton

Fire forces evacuations

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A fire that broke out in the Las Pulgas area of Camp Pendleton Thursday afternoon has burned at least 4,000 acres and is zero percent contained.

The blaze broke out about 3:15 p.m. near a sewage plant and prompted the evacuation of personnel to the School of Infantry Parade deck behind the mess hall, according to base officials.

Base officials said 309 Las Pulgas personnel were evacuated north to the School of Infantry, while 62 Margarita personnel were moved south to Camp Del Mar. Those evacuations remain in effect overnight.

At about 10 p.m., military personnel in the Las Flores area of the base were ordered to evacuate to the I MEF parade deck in Camp Del Mar behind Devil Doc Hall, building 210825.

The Camp Pendleton Scout reported that facilities in the Las Pulgas area were evacuated, including a store, gas station, restaurant, recreating center, barber shop and Laundromat.

Camp Las Pulgas and Camp Margarita were ordered to evacuate at 4:30 p.m.

Base officials said most of the facilities that were evacuated Wednesday because of other fires at the base have reopened.

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