Brush Fire Forces Evacuation of Housing, School at Camp Pendleto - KMSP-TV

Brush Fire Forces Evacuation of Housing, School at Camp Pendleton Marine Base

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Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. But a separate brush fire forced the evacuation of residents and a school on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. Marine Corps officials said Wednesday that the blaze started at about 9:45 a.m. at the Naval Weapons Station in Fallbrook, north of San Diego.

Officials say the fire has spread to more than 100 acres and residents in military housing have been ordered to evacuate.

Authorities also have ordered the evacuation of Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School, located on base.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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