Cal Fire requested military aid.
The UH-1Y Venom from Marine Light Helicopter Squadron (HMLA 267, MCAS Camp Pendleton, are flying in direct support of the Lilac Fire on Dec. 08, 2017. While two CH-53E Super Stallions from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462, MCAS Miramar, are on standby. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by LCpl Noah Rudash)
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Navy and Marine Corps military firefighters are assisting Cal Fire efforts to put out the Lilac Fire in North San Diego County.
The Merlins and Blackjacks squadrons hopped in their 60’s at NAS North Island Friday morning to travel to the fire.
A Camp Pendleton squadron called the Stingers are tapping into Lake O’Neill on base. The new Hueys can carry more than 300 gallons of water at a time.