Holy Smoke: Wildfire burns at Marine ordnance disposal area

Holy Smoke: Wildfire burns at Marine ordnance disposal area

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    Holy Smoke: Wildfire burns at Marine ordnance disposal area

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    Wildfire burns at Marine ordnance disposal area

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- A brush-fueled wildfire burned more than 1,000 acres Wednesday on a Marine Corps range used to train service members in explosive ordnance disposal, officials said.

    Maj. Kristen Lasica said she did not know whether there was any unexploded material on the range at Camp Pendleton, between San Diego and Los Angeles.

    The fire began in the afternoon and burned uncontrolled, aided by winds as it moved toward the base's golf course, said Capt. Nick Schuler, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire.

    The fire was not threatening any buildings, but the golf course was evacuated as a precaution, said Marine Cpl. Priscilla Vitale, a base spokeswoman.

    It was not immediately known how the fire started or whether training was in progress when the fire started, Vitale said.

    "It's putting up quite a bit of smoke," Schuler said.

    Firefighters with the Marines and state forestry department battled the blaze with the help of a helicopter from the San Diego Fire Department and two air tankers from San Diego County, Schuler said.
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    I know Camp Pendelton very well. I'm sure the winds helped to fuel the fire. It's always windy at Camp Pendelton! Unexploded ordinance? Surely not! Smoke?? What color?

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    I didn't think there was anything out there that could burn, all I saw was sand and rocks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    I didn't think there was anything out there that could burn, all I saw was sand and rocks...
    The Officers golf course apparently LOL
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    More than likely the actual disposal area was cleared dirt and the fire was in the veg growing in the buffer area causing no threat to any ordinance if there was any; which is doubtful.

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