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Brush fire at Camp Pendleton burns 100 acres [Updated]

[Updated at 6 p.m.: Base officials increased the amount of burned acreage to 102. No prediction of containment has been made.]

{Updated at 8 p.m.: Base officials now say the fire is 50% contained.}

A brushfire at Camp Pendleton has burned about 25 acres, causing some precautionary evacuations of office buildings, the Marine Corps said this afternoon. No buildings have been damaged or housing units threatened.

Vandegrift Boulevard, the main road through the sprawling base, was closed in both directions, officials said. Cause of the blaze is undetermined.

The blaze is being fought by land crews, air tankers and water-dropping helicopters, officials said. The fire broke out after 1 p.m.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

 
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