Firefighters halted the spread of a blaze that burned roughly 150 acres of brush Monday night in a training area on Camp Pendleton near the Oceanside city limits.
The Marine base first reported an eight-acre fire around 7:50 p.m. Monday. By 10:15 p.m., the blaze had grown to 50 acres and was 20% contained.
Flames were seen from residential neighborhoods in Oceanside, and San Diego Sheriff’s officials reported that smoke may have been visible in Fallbrook and Vista.
Shortly before 1 a.m., base officials reported that the forward spread of the blaze had been stopped.
As of 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the fire had burned 150 acres and was 80% contained.
No injuries were reported.
Updated at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020
— City News Service
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