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Brush fire at Camp Pendleton burns 130 acres

July 16, 2012 |  7:32 pm

A brush fire at Camp Pendleton has burned more than 130 acres and forced traffic through the sprawling base to be rerouted, Marine officials said. The fire was described as 20% contained at 7 p.m.

The fire broke out in the afternoon during a training exercise in the northeast portion of the base. No evacuations have been ordered, and no structures are threatened.

The fire is being fought by a water-dropping helicopter, two air tankers and six engine companies, among other assets, officials said.


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