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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Press Release #13-036 Camp Pendleton Fire, Lake O’Neill vicinity resident update
October 06, 2013

The fire that started at approximately 12:45 p.m. Saturday continues to burn and is approximately 2,500 acres and 20% containment. Officials anticipate minimal fire movement and expect to contain the fire by Oct. 8.

Southern California Interagency Team 1 took command of the fire at 2:00 p.m. today. There are 339 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, Camp Pendleton, and local, county and state fire departments.

Patients have returned to the base hospital and the facility is now fully functional. O’Neill Heights housing residents reoccupied their homes at 5:00 p.m. today and have electricity and water.

As containment increases, response personnel will be demobilized.

For updates and pictures of the fire, please visit or call 760-725-9045.


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affiars Office
Box 555019
Marine Corps Base
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5019

Phone: (760) 725-5044
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