The main gate of Camp Pendleton.  This is the main road for traffic into the base.  This gate has been open and manned by Marines 24  hours a day since 1942. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
The main gate of Camp Pendleton. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Updated at 5:54 p.m. June 2, 2016:

A wildfire blackened hundreds of brushy acres in an open training area at Camp Pendleton Thursday afternoon.

The non-injury blaze began spreading about noon off Basilone Road, near the center of the 195-square-mile Marine Corps installation north of Oceanside, according to the base’s public-affairs office.

By late afternoon, the fire had grown to about 350 acres but remained distant enough from developed areas to pose no threat to structures, personnel or equipment, officials said. All roads on the USMC station remained open.

It was unclear what sparked the blaze.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.