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Brush fire at Camp Pendleton caused by fatal helicopter crash

September 19, 2011 |  4:22 pm

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.

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