Crews extinguish thousand-acre fire at Camp Pendleton


UPDATE: The Camp Pendleton Fire Department put out the fire at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday after battling the blaze overnight.

SAN DIEGO – A wildfire burning at Camp Pendleton grew to 1,115 acres Saturday night.

Authorities said the fire, originally burning 220 acres in the X-Ray impact area of the base, was within containment limes.

Camp Pendleton Fire Department crews were working on containment but the forward rate of spread has been stopped as of 5:08 p.m., according to a tweet from Camp Pendleton.

“It poses no threat to anything but smoke will be seen for the remainder of the day,” the tweet from the base said.

Camp Pendleton authorities said the fire will be monitored throughout the evening.

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