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New Evacuation, Fire on Camp Pendleton

Oceanside CA- A new fire was reported on Camp Pendleton in the Las Pulgas area near the sewage plant, Building 43103. Las Pulgas area personnel have been ordered to evacuate to the School of Infantry Parade deck behind the mess hall, building 520430. The fire has burned 25 acres.

The De Luz Housing power has been fully restored and the evacuation order has been lifted. Residents are now able to return to their homes.

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

The De Luz Child Development Center will also be closed Thursday and open Friday for normal hours of operation. 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 tomorrow, due to the Deluz CDC closure.

The Tomahawk Fire which started on the Naval Weapons Station in Fallbrook and moved onto Camp Pendleton has burned approximately 6,000 acres. The fire is presently at 15 percent containment. There are currently no reports of casualties or damage to structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Military aircraft and the Camp Pendleton Fire Department are working in coordination with CALFIRE to prevent the fire from spreading off base. Camp Pendleton is coordinating with CALFIRE for the use of military aircraft in support of firefighting efforts within San Diego County.