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Camp Pendleton Fire Updates


5/16/14: 6:00am PST: Las Pulgas Fire on Pendleton

The Las Pulgas fire first reported at 3:15 p.m. Thursday has grown to 8,000 acres burned and 5% contained.

Evacuation orders for Camp Las Pulgas, Camp Margarita, Camp Las Flores and 32 Area remain in effect.

The Las Pulgas gate remains closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. Stuart Mesa Road north of Assault Craft Unit-5 remains closed.

Basilone Road from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton to Camp Horno, as well as Las Pulgas Road remain closed. Ammunition Road aboard Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook also remains closed.

5/15/14: 2:52pm PST: Las Pulgas Fire on Pendleton

  • The 43 Area has been ordered to evacuate to the School of Infantry West gym
Pulgas Fire
Photo taken from San Onofre entrance (San Clemente area) looking south onto the Las Pulgas Fire.



Check out this time lapse footage of the Tomahawk fire on Camp Pendleton yesterday.


Latest updates: 5/15/2014 8am PST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook gates will be closed today; traffic will not have access through the weapons station into Camp Pendleton.

Schools are closed: Fallbrook, Carlsbad Unified, Vista, and Oceanside schools are closed tomorrow.

The De Luz housing evacuation order remains in effect and the area is without power due to damage of more than 40 power lines. Crews are on site and repairs to the power lines are underway. The De Luz Child Development Center will also be closed Thursday.

  • Children enrolled in the infant to toddler program at Deluz CDC can use the Fisher Children’s Center.
  • Children enrolled in the preschool to school age program at Deluz CDC can use the San Luis Rey CDC.
  • Children enrolled in the SAC at Mary Fay Pendleton can drop their children off at San Luis Rey CDC.
  • Children enrolled in the SAC at San Onofre elementary can drop their children off at San Onofre CDC.
  • Children enrolled in the SAC at North Terrace, Santa Margarita, and Stuart Mesa elementary can drop their children off at Abby Reinke Youth and Teen Center.
  • There will be NO hourly care capabilities at Fisher Children’s Center today, due to the Deluz CDC closure.
  • Children must currently be enrolled in the School Age Care Program in order to take advantage of care for Thursday.

The fire started at 9:45 a.m. on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook, moved onto Camp Pendleton has burned approximately 6,000 acres. The Tomahawk fire is presently at 20 percent containment. There are currently no reports of casualties or damage to structures.

Military aircraft and the Camp Pendleton Fire Department worked in coordination with CALFIRE to prevent the fire from spreading off base. Camp Pendleton is in coordination with CALFIRE for the potential use of military aircraft Thursday pending the wild land fire status within San Diego County.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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