Press Release #14-016 UPDATE #4: Tomahawk Fire at 1,000 [MIGRATE]

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The Tomahawk fire that started on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook has burned approximately 1,000 acres and has moved onto Camp Pendleton.

Camp Pendleton personnel in the 14-Area have been ordered to shelter in place.

Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook personnel, Camp Pendleton's De Luz housing residents and Mary Fay Elementary School were ordered to evacuate at 10:20 today.

Camp Pendleton's O'Neill Heights Housing, as well as the De Luz Child Development Center was also ordered to evacuate at 12:30.


Camp Pendleton's Paige Field house, located on Mainside, is serving as the evacuation site.


Children evacuated from the De Luz Child Development Center have been relocated to the Fisher Child Care Center on Mainside.  Parents can contact the Fisher Child Care Center at (760) 725-0845.


Base fire crews responded to a brush fire aboard Naval Weapons Station, Fallbrook, at approximately 9:45 a.m., today.  Camp Pendleton Fire Department is working with Cal Fire, North County Fire, Orange County Fire, and Oceanside Fire to contain the Tomahawk fire on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook.


The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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