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1,000-acre fire reported at Camp Pendleton, evacuations on base are underway

Camp Pendleton entrance
The main entrance to Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton is seen in this file photo. A fire at the base Wednesday has grown to 1,000 acres.
(Associated Press )

The blaze was 0 percent contained Wednesday night; it prompted evacuations of the 25 Area, 26 Area and 27 Area, base officials said

A brush fire at Camp Pendleton exploded to 1,000 acres Wednesday, prompting mandatory evacuations, officials at the Marine Corps base said on their Facebook page.

The fire is east of the 33 Area, base officials said. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the 25 Area, 26 Area and 27 Area. The 25 Area includes Lake O’Neill Campground and the Wounded Warrior Battalion.

The evacuation center is at Paige Fieldhouse.

The North County Fire Protection District, located east of the base in the Fallbrook area, tweeted that there is no threat to its district.

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Base officials said people can follow its Facebook page for updates.

Updates

8:48 PM, Jun. 09, 2021: This story was updated with additional details about the size and containment of the fire.

6:40 PM, Jun. 09, 2021: This story was updated to indicate some evacuees would be allowed to return Wednesday night.


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