Fires Still Burning Near USMC Base

(Camp Pendleton, CA) -- Evacuation orders for some Camp Pendleton personnel were lifted today as military and civilian crews continue to battle three wildfires that are burning at the Marine Corps base. The Las Pulgas, Tomahawk and San Mateo fires have charred a total of 22-thousand-plus acres. U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Christopher Duncan provides an update on the biggest of the three blazes.
{LAXSgtDuncanFires1_1} Q...40-percent containment 000:08
The Tomahawk Fire has blackened about 65-hundred acres and is 75-percent contained. The San Mateo Fire has destroyed a thousand acres and is listed at 25-percent containment. The cause of all three fires remains under investigation.
Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for Camp San Mateo, Camp Las Pulgas, Marine Air Support Squadron Three, Camp Vado Del Rio and Camp Las Flores. The fires have also forced closures on Basilone Road, Las Pulgas Road, San Mateo Road, Ammunition Road and Stuart Mesa Road.
Additional Audio:
U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Duncan has details on the second largest blaze burning at Camp Pendleton.
{LAXSgtDuncanFires_1} Q...75-percent containment 000:09
Sergeant Duncan provides an update on the smallest of the three Pendleton fires.
{LAXSgtDuncanFires2_1} Q...25-percent containment 000:12
U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Christopher Duncan provides an update on the smallest of the three Pendleton fires.
{LAXSgtDuncanFires3_1} Q...still under investigation 000:10