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Tomahawk Fire Is 23% Contained, Las Pulgas 5%

Cocos Fire in San Marcos, Calif., May 15, 2014
Cocos Fire in San Marcos, Calif., May 15, 2014

Crews continued to battle two fires at Camp Pendleton today, including one that grew overnight from 600 acres to 8,000, according to base officials.

The fast-moving Las Pulgas Fire, which was 5 percent contained at midday, broke out about 3:15 p.m. Thursday near a sewage plant in the Las Pulgas area and has led to hundreds of evacuations.

The second fire being fought at Camp Pendleton -- known as the Tomahawk Fire -- erupted around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday and has scorched about 6,300 acres on the eastern outskirts of Camp Pendleton. Base officials said it's about 23 percent contained, according to county officials.

The Tomahawk Fire began at the Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook at the edge of Camp Pendleton, then spread onto the sprawling North County Marine Corps installation. The Fallbrook facility lost power and remains closed today.

The causes of both blazes are under investigation.

Read updates on the San Diego County Wildfires here: Friday San Diego County Firestorm Coverage.

—City News Service


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