Camp Pendleton Fire acreage, containment update
By Public Affaris Office
| Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | October 07, 2013
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Fire crews continue to work to contain the fire that started at approximately 12:45 p.m. Saturday aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
As of 6:00 p.m. Monday, it was listed at 2,236 acres and 67% containment. The reduction in size from earlier reports is due to more accurate mapping.
Full containment is expected by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Southern California Interagency Team 1 took command of the fire at 2:00 p.m. Sunday. There are 492 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, Camp Pendleton, and local, county and state fire departments.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it did not begin in an artillery impact area.
For updates and pictures of the fire, please visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Pendleton-Scout/244860127876 or call 760-725-9045.