Brush fire burns on Camp Pendleton

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A brush fire erupted on the grounds of Camp Pendleton Wednesday afternoon, blackening swaths of open land but posing no immediate structural threats.

The blaze broke out for unknown reasons in the northeastern reaches of the northern San Diego County Marine Corps station, according to the base’s public-affairs office.

As of early evening, the flames had spread over roughly 35 acres. There was no estimate for time of containment.

Crews from Cal Fire and Cleveland National Forest were aiding military firefighters in extinguishing the blaze.

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