SAN DIEGO — A fire caused by a military explosion broke out on Tuesday at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, according to officials.
The fire, which has since been extinguished, started at two acres in East Miramar around 2:34 p.m. and jumped to 105 acres by 4:52 p.m., MCAS Miramar said.
MCAS Miramar says the fire was caused by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal detonation during training. It happened in the Sycamore Canyon and spread quickly due to the wind and heat.
The smoke was visible for miles in the surrounding communities like Poway and Santee. Motorist reported seeing flames from the State Route 67 in Lakeside.
Multiple agencies responded to the fire, including two helicopters and two Type 3 Strike Teams from San Diego Fire-Rescue.
No injuries or structural damage were reported, officials said.