Crews Gain Ground on Camp Pendleton Wildfire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - All evacuation orders have been lifted at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, where firefighters gained ground on a wildfire that has burned nearly 4 square miles of dry brush.

The blaze at the Marine Corps coastal base was 40 percent contained as the fire danger subsided with calmer winds Monday. A statement from the base said officials expect to contain the fire by Tuesday.

Base officials said about 230 residents were allowed to return to their housing unit near Lake O'Neil Sunday evening.

About 40 miles to the north, a fire sparked in a mulch pile at a nursery near Santiago Canyon in Orange County prompted the evacuation of 23 residents on Sunday. It was 25 percent contained on Monday.

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