Flames from the Oak Fire light up the sky
Flames from the Oak Fire light up the sky over Camp Pendleton. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Crews worked Wednesday to douse hot spots at the scene of a brush fire that blackened about 140 open acres in the eastern reaches of Camp Pendleton amid a dry and windy autumn heat wave.

The blaze, which caused no reported structural damage or injuries, ignited shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday near Roblar Road, in the eastern reaches of the 125,000-acre Marine Corps installation in northern San Diego County.

Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service ground and airborne personnel helped military firefighters extinguish the eastward-moving blaze, dubbed the Oak Fire, which charred roughly 60 acres within three hours, base officials reported.

The crews worked through the night to contain the blaze, said John Crook, deputy chief of the Camp Pendleton Fire Department.

As of late Wednesday morning, personnel aboard a spotter aircraft were patrolling the burn area, looking for any smoldering areas that could flare up into active flame again, Crook told reporters.

–City News Service