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UPDATE: Multiple Fires Burn On Camp Pendleton

On Saturday base officials reported residents should expect more smoke today as fires continue to spark from on-scene training.

9/15 UPDATE 12:39 p.m.: Fires burning west of Southwest Riverside County are located on Camp Pendleton.

According to base spokesman 1st Lt. Ryan Welsh, the blazes burned in the Whiskey, Zulu and Quebec impact areas.

Friday evening crews were mopping up the blazes, but around the same time another blaze was reported in the Wilcox range, located in the southern-central region of the base.

On Saturday base officials reported residents should expect more smoke today as fires continue to spark from the training. Smoke has been visible from the west most of the day.

Camp Pendleton artillery units are conducting day and night training Friday and Saturday using about 25 Howitzer 155mm cannons.

Welsh said there are no injuries and no threat to structures from any of the blazes.

"Camp Pendleton Fire is monitoring the fires," he said.

Welsh could not provide a containment time, but stressed there is no threat to structures.

The training exercises are expected to last through midnight tonight.

Constant Comment September 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM
NEW RESIDENT WROTE HERSELF ON 9:36 pm on Sunday (just go up about 9 posts) to read the following..." You did get one thing right though...i do get a twinkle in my eye when I see "an impressive new uniform"... you frakin bet I do !!! quote un quote. I just hope you gawk & drool at all these impressive young men, that your husband doesn't catch you doing that. Thats why people state "you make me sick". You gotta admit thats kinda skanky isn't it? }~)
Constant Comment September 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM
@ Mrs. MM KIMBROUGH, The Police advise that people do not use their real first & last name because of all the whackadoos out there. So a person that follows their advice is smart, not afraid as you have suggested. No one ever said that the fire training wasn't necessary. Just suggesting that things can be scheduled differently to accomodate those that can't catch a breath during these many avoidable fires. Do them when it is not HIGH warning season. Us civilians have to abide by that for EVERYONES safety. Or go out to 29 Palms desert where it won't affect the elderly, disabled, asthmatic, babies, etc. Choices can & should be made. I have been here more than 40 years. "Deal with it or leave"? Thats quite insensitive. Have you no heart or compassion for those that are needlessly affected? Or do you only rally for causes that you can directly benefit from? }~)
New Resident September 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM
No dude...in my original post I said, and I quote, "when I see them around town in their uniform it makes my heart smile". YOU turned those words into something about and impressive uniform and twinkles in my eye...those were your words NOT MINE.... I was sarcastically replying to you.
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM
See what I mean about people that are on the losing end of their own argument?They have to resort to 'no, no, you misunderstood me. I was being sarcastic." Yeah right, you wrote these words that CC quoted. Can't change the facts but you can change being skanky. Now run along now & do something constructive.
Teller of Truth September 18, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Oh brother, not another Marfa know-it-all !

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