CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KGTV) — North County residents may see smoke rising from the north, as firefighters battled a 1,000-acre fire on Camp Pendleton on Wednesday.
According to the base, its fire department was battling the fire just east of the 33 area. Mandatory evacuations were ordered on base but were lifted by 5 a.m. on Thursday.
As of Thursday morning, the fire was about 20% contained and did not pose a threat on base.
An evacuation center was established at the base's Paige Fieldhouse. A map of the base is available here.
#SierraFire UPDATE as of 5:10 p.m.— Camp Pendleton (@MCIWPendletonCA) June 10, 2021
CPFD and neighboring fire departments are working to contain a fire of unknown size east of the 33 Area. The Evacuation Control Center is located at Paige Fieldhouse, as indicated by the “here” icon.
The cause of the fire is unknown. pic.twitter.com/1kQ8tCsAqS
#SierraFire UPDATE as of 5:18 a.m.— Camp Pendleton (@MCIWPendletonCA) June 10, 2021
Fire remains at approximately 1,000 acres, with 20% containment. Visible flames are in burnt areas and pose no threat. No road closures.
All evacuation orders have been lifted. The CPFD Fire School is cancelled for June 10 and June 11.
Camp Pendleton didn't immediately say how the fire began.
According to the North County Fire Protection District, the base was hosting a fire training school on Wednesday.
"The school consists of setting and extinguishing prescribed fires, which provides the fire agencies fire training. They are starting their burns now. Smoke may be visible, but there is no fire threat to our district," North County Fire posted online just after 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, the base said it had canceled CPFD Fire School for June 10 and June 11.