Story updated at 4:25 p.m., Nov. 4, 2014
A brush fire blackened part of a training area at Camp Pendleton Tuesday amid gusty Santa Ana conditions.
The flames began spreading across a training area in the southeastern reaches of the base shortly before 11 a.m., according to Marine Corps officials.
By mid-afternoon, military and civilian crews had the roughly 7 1/2-acre burn area fully contained. There were no reports of structural damage, USMC public-affairs Sgt. Christopher Duncan said.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the blaze.
—City News Service