Brush fire burns 150 acres on Camp Pendleton

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SAN DIEGO — A brush fire broke out at Camp Pendleton Monday evening and grew to more than 100 acres by the next morning, but firefighters had the blaze largely under control.

The fire in a training area on the southern end of the base had grown to 50 acres and was 20% contained by shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, according to the Camp Pendleton Fire Department. By the next morning, officials said the blaze had covered 150 acres and was 80% contained.

At the fire’s peak, smoke could be seen for miles around the base, and North County residents shared photos of the billowing blaze from their homes.

Officials said no one was hurt fighting the fire.

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