Press Release #14-037 UPDATE #25: Camp Pendleton fire update; normal operations to resume Monday
18 May 2014

The Tomahawk, San Mateo and Las Pulgas fires on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton—collectively known as the Basilone Complex—have together burned 21,900 acres.

The Tomahawk fire that started Wednesday on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook was downgraded from previous estimates to 5,400 acres burned and is 100% contained.

The Las Pulgas fire first reported at 3:15 p.m. Thursday has burned 15,000 acres and is listed at
75% containment.

The San Mateo Fire that was reported at 11:24 a.m. Friday has burned 1,500 acres and is currently listed as 97% contained.

The evacuation order for all Areas has been lifted.  Normal operations are slated to resume Monday, and all scheduled service members and civilians are instructed to return to work.

All roads are open and all gates have resumed normal operating hours.

Ammunition Road aboard Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook is scheduled to open for regular traffic early Monday morning. 

The causes of the fires are under investigation.

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