Brush Fire at Camp Pendleton Forces Evacuations

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A brush fire at Camp Pendleton burned more than 1,000 acres, damaged three buildings and forced the evacuation of a housing area, officials said Sunday.


Smoke rises from a fire at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / October 5, 2013)

The fire broke out about 12:45 p.m. Saturday in the Lake O’Neil area of the sprawling base. Residents from the O’Neil Heights housing area were evacuated to the Paige Fieldhouse.

Minor damage was reported to three buildings but there were no injuries.

More than 200 firefighters from the Camp Pendleton Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection were battling the blaze. They were assisted by air-dropping helicopters.

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