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De Luz Fire On Camp Pendleton Near Containment


The De Luz fire that started Saturday afternoon on Camp Pendleton has grown to 2,500 acres. As of Monday morning it is 41 percent contained. But officials believe that with minimal movement, it could be fully contained by Oct. 8.

At the fire's height on Saturday, the military evacuated a total of 230 base residents and 30 patients from the Naval Hospital. The patients and housing residents have both since returned. Officials stated in a press release that as containment of the fire increases, response personnel will be demobilized.

The fire is one of two that burned during the weekend's red flag warning. San Diego valleys and mountains were under increased fire danger amid dry, windy conditions caused by seasonal Santa Ana winds.