Brush fire at Camp Pendleton caused by fatal helicopter crash
A brush fire caused by a helicopter crash that killed two Marines has burned 50 acres, the Marine Corps announced at 4 p.m. Monday.
The fire, near the base's border with De Luz, is being fought by Camp Pendleton firefighters, four helicopters and four air tankers.
The crash of the AH-1 Cobra occurred about 1 p.m. during a training mission. The two Marines aboard the helicopter died.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego