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Update on De Luz Fire aboard Camp Pendleton

By Public Affairs Office | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | October 08, 2013

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A view of the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital Oct. 7.

A view of the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital Oct. 7. (Photo by Cpl. Brianna Christensen)


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Jonathan Lim looks at the fire damage from inside his fire engine. Lim is a Firefighter paramedic with the Poway Fire Department.

Jonathan Lim looks at the fire damage from inside his fire engine. Lim is a Firefighter paramedic with the Poway Fire Department. (Photo by Sgt. Christopher Duncan)


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Fire burns in the Lake ONeill vicinity on Camp Pendleton Oct.5.

Fire burns in the Lake ONeill vicinity on Camp Pendleton Oct.5. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah WolffDiaz)


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Fire burns in the Lake ONeill vicinity on Camp Pendleton Oct.5.

Fire burns in the Lake ONeill vicinity on Camp Pendleton Oct.5. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah WolffDiaz)


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Fire burns in the Lake ONeill vicinity on Camp Pendleton Oct.5.

Fire burns in the Lake ONeill vicinity on Camp Pendleton Oct.5. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah WolffDiaz)


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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 8:00 a.m. today, it was listed at 2,236 acres and 83% containment. The reduction in size from earlier reports is due to more accurate mapping.

Southern California Interagency Team 1 took command of the fire at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.

There are 195 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. The fire 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.