The helicopter from Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar landed safely around 1 p.m. and the Imperial County Fire Department extinguished the blaze.
The airport is located north of El Centro in the separate community of Imperial
A Marine Corps spokesman said there were no injuries to personnel and the cause of the incident is under investigation.
Four Marines were killed in 2018 when a similar helicopter crashed during training near El Centro.
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