Smoke of the Horno Fire. Photo courtesy of News 8

Updated at 11 p.m. Aug. 14, 2015

A fire that has blackened about 1,800 open acres on Camp Pendleton was 80 percent contained today, authorities said.

It’s not known why the so-called Horno Fire broke out about 1 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Horno Canyon and Basilone roads, Camp Pendleton spokesman Sgt. Christopher Duncan said.

The fast-moving fire grew to char about 600 acres at the North County military installation by about 2:30 p.m., according to CalFire, which was assisting Camp Pendleton firefighters.

No structures were threatened, authorities said.

According to the most recent update from fire officials, the blaze was holding at 1,300 acres and was about 70 percent contained.

—City News Service

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