A wildfire blackened dozens of open acres in the southern reaches of Camp Pendleton Tuesday afternoon.
The blaze near Marine Memorial Golf Course was reported about 1:15 p.m., according to a dispatcher with North County Dispatch. Firefighters with Cal Fire and other area agencies aided military crews in battling the flames by ground and air.
As of 3:30 p.m., the fire had blackened about 50 acres, according to Camp Pendleton officials.
Authorities closed Douglas Drive between North River Road and Vandegrift Boulevard in northern Oceanside as a precaution while firefighters worked to corral the blaze.
No structural damage or injuries were reported.
–City News Service
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