A brush fire swept across brushy open terrain in the eastern reaches of Camp Pendleton Tuesday, blackening dozens of acres.
The blaze sent a column of smoke over northern San Diego County, but posed no structural threats.
The blaze erupted amid unseasonably hot temperatures on the 125,000-acre Marine Corps installation, near U.S. Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook, according to North County Fire.
Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service personnel helped military firefighters extinguish the blaze, which had grown to roughly 60 acres as of 6 p.m., base officials reported.
— Camp Pendleton (@MCIWPendletonCA) October 23, 2019
– City News Service
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