Brush fire at Camp Pendleton burns 1,000 acres

Posted at 12:38 PM, Aug 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 09:57:17-04

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KGTV) - Camp Pendleton officials Monday released all firefighting units that were battling a large brush fire that erupted on base grounds the day before.

In a tweet Monday morning, base officials said: “Final update: All units released. The area will continue to be patrolled.”

The fire broke out on the base’s Wilcox range just after 12 p.m. Sunday, sending smoke into the air that was visible in nearby communities.

Base officials initially tweeted that the fire was three acres in size, but an hour later, it had grown to 100 acres burned.

As of early Monday morning, the fire was 50 percent contained and had charred 1,000 acres.

North County Fire, which is assisting base fire crews, said the fire was not a threat to the community.

No injuries were reported.