Arrest made in 85-acre Camp Pendleton fire

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jun 13, 2017

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- One person was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of arson for a 85-acre brush fire in Oceanside. The fire happened on the Camp Pendleton-Oceanside border, an Oceanside Fire Department spokesman said.

Jose Torres is currently in custody on an unrelated warrant, according to Oceanside Fire Battalion Chief Pete Lawrence.

The fire was 100% contained as of Tuesday night. No buildings were burned. One firefighter suffered minor injuries from a chainsaw.
Crews will be monitoring the fire area Thursday morning to see if additional work is needed, according to Oceanside Fire.

Tuesday afternoon, Oceanside Police issued an advisory for residents to cease all use of drones in the Camp Pendleton and Oceanside area because aerial support was being hampered. 

The city of Oceanside closed Douglas Drive between North River Road and Vandegrift Boulevard to stage fire equipment to fight the fire. 

Susan Schag captured smoke from the fire and shared it with 10News on Twitter.