Camp Pendleton Fire Burns 2,500 Acres, Now 41 Percent Contained (Video)
Monday, October 7, 2013
A brush fire burning on Camp Pendleton has scorched 2,500 acres and is 41 percent contained as of Monday morning, according to the Camp Pendleton Scout Facebook page.
Marine officials don't expect the fire to gain much more strength, and hope to have it fully contained by Tuesday.
Families forced to evacuate from base housing on Saturday were given the go-ahead to return home on Sunday:
O'Neill Heights housing residents reoccupied their homes at 5:00 p.m. (Sunday) and have electricity and water.
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton evacuated roughly 30 patients on Saturday, but now patients have returned to the hospital "and the facility is now fully functional."
No injuries have been reported. The fire did cause minor damage to four buildings.
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