SAN DIEGO — A fire at Camp Pendleton grew to 18 acres Wednesday, according to base officials.
The fire broke out near the Hotel Training Area in the eastern portion of the base.
5 acre vegetation fire near the Hotel Training Area on the eastern portion on the base. CPFD units on the scene. No threat at this time to personnel, structures, surrounding area. More to follow as we have it. pic.twitter.com/4E5B7hAmbM
— Camp Pendleton (@MCIWPendletonCA) May 9, 2018
Camp Pendleton Fire Department units responded to battle the blaze. Camp officials said there was no threat to buildings or people in the surrounding area as of late morning.
As of mid-afternoon, the flames had scorched about 18 acres, according to Camp Pendleton public affairs. Cal Fire crews were helping military firefighters extinguish the blaze, the state agency reported.