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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Press Release #14-029 UPDATE #17: Camp Pendleton fire update
May 16, 2014
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --

A fire was reported in the Talega area of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton at 11:24 a.m. and is listed at 25 acres. All personnel in the 62 Area are to evacuate and head to the Paige Fieldhouse via Christiantos Rd West, I-5 South and HWY CA76.

Due to the current fires, the Commanding General of Camp Pendleton directed that all non-essential personnel were sent home at noon.

The Las Pulgas fire first reported at 3:15 p.m Thursday has grown to 8,000 acres burned and 5% containment.

The Tomahawk fire is currently listed at 6,500 acres and 15% containment.

The evacuation orders for Camp Las Pulgas, Camp Margarita, Camp Las Flores and the MASS-3 remain in effect.

The Las Pulgas gate remains closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. Stuart Mesa Road north of Assault Craft Unit-5, Basilone Road from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton to Camp Horno, and well as Las Pulgas Road remain closed.  Ammunition Road aboard Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook is also still closed.

The cause of the fires are under investigation.

For fire updates, please visit the official Camp Pendleton Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Pendleton-Scout/244860127876?v=wall.

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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office
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Marine Corps Base
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5019
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