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Brush fire at Camp Pendleton now 2,700 acres, 60% contained

July 13, 2010 |  6:19 pm

The brush fire started by a training exercise at Camp Pendleton has now burned 2,700 acres but is 60% contained; no structure are threatened, base officials said at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The fire broke out in the Aliso Canyon portion of the sprawling base around 9:30 a.m.  Basilone Road, one of the base's main thoroughfares, is closed.

The fire is being fought by Camp Pendleton firefighters, U.S. Forest Service strike teams and three helicopters from surrounding jurisdictions.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego