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.

New Resident September 17, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Constant Comment...do yourself a favor and don't be so dramatic. I DO happen to know a little about asthma and have spent more than a little time in the VA Hospital. My husband of 26 years happens to be an asthmatic AND is also a 22-year veteran of the United States Air Force who is also disabled from his service. You did get one thing right though...I do get a twinkle in my eye when I see "an impressive new uniform"...you freakin bet I do!!! I happen to know first hand what they go through...as I did it for 22 years alongside my husband. I know the heartache and the separation..and also the sense of pride of serving this country...even when it is for selfish people like you who whine cause it is smokey for an hour or so. The only SERIOUS health threat I see around here is the lack of heart and compassion.
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 04:43 AM
A 'typo' is a mistake in the spelling of a word; if the letters are mixed up or you add one too many, etc. Writing an entirely wrong word because you thought it was the right one at the time, is not a "typo". It is a mistake. This issue is not just a "mole hill" just because it might not affect you personally.
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 04:51 AM
@the mrs. A 'typo' is a mistake in the spelling of a word; if the letters are mixed up or if you add one or two, etc. Writing an entirely wrong word because you thought it was the right one at the time, is not a "typo" . It is a mistake. Being in the military, they teach you to own up to your mistakes. (Otherwise that is considered cowardly to try and make obvious excuses.) This entire fire issue is not just a "mole hill" because it might not affect you personally. The military also teaches that we are all brothers and sisters and no one should be left behind and overlooked.
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 05:01 AM
New Res, staying @ home cleaning house while your HUSBAND is out there getting a face full of gunfire, smoke, ash, death, etc..... is NOT the same as you being there. You can read about it, watch movies & talk to all the Veterans in the world, but it will NEVER be the same as what he actually went thru. You say you saw you saw some vets 1st hand? There where is YOUR heart & compassion for those war HEROS that made this place safe for you to live in? Are the Vets just tossed aside so you can lust after a young man in uniform? Does their breathing problems mean nothing? You make me sick!
Vic September 17, 2012 at 06:09 AM
I'm Not worried, trust me. I forgot to use the "sarcastic" font.
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 04:35 PM
No Duh TheMrs. I know you were not in the service & NEVER said you were. It just bugs me tremendously when you try to take credit for what YOUR HUSBAND went thru like you were the one out there & not him. Not very cool at all. Yeah I made some typos, real ones. I did not make an error by choosing the entirely WRONG WORD= Gruesome. Its apparent you can't own up to your mistakes. Thats typical & still sad.
New Resident September 17, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Teller...I never said I knew anything about being deployed to a war zone, or deployed anywhere for that matter! I said I knew what it was like to live that life alongside someone who was career military. And yes I have seen some vets in the hospital "first hand" as you put it. I am MARRIED to a disabled vet, I am the daughter-in-law of a Vietnam veteran and Silver Star recipient who spent the last years of his life in a VA Hospital after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger because he could live a normal life due to severe symptoms from his PTSD! I also worked for the NYVA for YEARS putting together veteran's packets for their compensation and pension exams. So yeah...I do know a thing or 2 about veterans pinhead! This thread was about about some smoke wafting over the valley for an hour or so and people complaining about it. As for your last comment, you are the one that is disgusting and I am not even going to respond to it.
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 05:16 PM
New Resident, if you truly know what its like for all the disabled Vets, asthmatics, babies, etc...to be gasping for air....& you still think its ok......then you still make me sick! Plain & simple!
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Yeah, you're not trying to live thru your husband at all. Thats why you read to him what you were writing here on the blog, asked him his opinion, discussed it & wrote more down. Doesn't your choice of name TELL it all? You can lie to yourself but that doesn't mean that others have to buy it. i made no "mistakes" here. I thought of more to say & added it on to the second post. Pretty typical that you have to be all sarcastic in your attempt at redemption. Not very mature.
Galactic Cannibal September 17, 2012 at 05:24 PM
There will always be a military in every country , as long as children are conditioned from the age of 7 onwards. China, Russia, Japan, England, Germany ,USA, France, Canada, Australia, India, etc., etc., all these countries condition their children. When the children become adults 18+ many have reached a stage of "lobotomy" which makes them fodder for the military. That "lobotomy" condition is so dangerous, and can hype up the soldier to a point where he/she move from reality into the dark pit of patriotism. So then invading other countries, is called in America .."keeping us free" Like we invaded Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and are now considering the invasion of IRAN.. Explain to me how these invasions kept The U.S free. I do not see the U.S military invading any serious opponent, any time soon . Example like Russia , China who both possess knock-out Nuclear Arsenals. So what's all this "keeping us Free crap" about. Both Russian and China can say the same meaningless crap, to protect themselves against the U.S. who keep invading other countries. Get real people and move away from that "lobotomy syndrome".
Constant Comment September 17, 2012 at 05:46 PM
@The Mrs. "Douth does protest too much!" Did Teller hit a nerve with you? No one cares if you live THROUGH your husband or not. The topic here is breathing THROUGH these fires. Quit trying to make it all about you. You may return to your Wheel of Fortune program now. }~)
New Resident September 17, 2012 at 06:12 PM
lol...it was smokey for an hour TOT. Not really sure how it affected you anyway, since you seem to spend most of your time inside behind a computer keyboard on message boards. The air is nice and clean outside today...so no worries...enjoy....and I do hope you have a nice day :)
Constant Comment September 17, 2012 at 07:35 PM
...sure they don't refer to you....uh huh.....}~)
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 07:43 PM
New Resident, it might have been only an hour THIS TIME. I'm talking about something much more substantial than just what you can see at the end of your nose. Problems don't have to affect me personally for me to take an interest in them & try to do something about it for my fellow human being. Its called being unselfish. Its called being respectful. Its called being proactive instead of just spouting off a bunch of bs. You might want to give all that a try sometime.
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 07:49 PM
@the mrs. I will always speak up when I see an injustice being done. If you want to attack me for that, fine, thats your perogative. You can hide behind your sarcasm because you are on the losing end of an arguement that you've backed down & apologized for. I don't really care. If you think that attacking people is "fun" than believe me , you've got much bigger problems.
Teller of Truth September 17, 2012 at 08:12 PM
@The Mrs. I didn't derail this conversation with bickering over a choice of words. My pet peeve is someone lying and then trying to weasle out of it, thats all.
New Resident September 17, 2012 at 08:53 PM
lol @ TOT! Yeah...I can see by all your posts in this thread that you are all about interest in your fellow human beings and being respectful. It was truly a nice touch on respect when you implied that I had the hots for someone on the street in a uniform when I said no such thing. Your mamma would be so proud TOT.. Yay for you! I also see you are trying to harass another military spouse below....working on that respect/doing for others/unselfish thing again are ya? Niice! Good luck TOT and may the message board powers be with you :)
TVOR September 17, 2012 at 08:57 PM
These fires that occur are not the result of a lack of responsibility on the part of the Marine Corps. They are accidental. Fires are sometimes started by work crews clearing brush. Should we never clear brush because a fire could result? The training must be conducted. The Corps takes as many precautions as are possible to prevent fires but they cannot prevent all occurances. If the price of freedom is a few days of degraded air quality per year then I am glad to pay it.
martha m kimbrough September 17, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Okay I'm new to this forum...I actually use my real name...not afraid ...I think several of the earlier posts were right on...Camp Pendleton has been here 40 years...live fire training is necessary in all weather conditions...it can cause fires...deal with it or move, unless you have lived since before the base was established.
Constant Comment September 17, 2012 at 09:20 PM
@New Resident, YOU WERE THE ONE that said that "you get a twinkle in your eye when you see an impressive new uniform!"So if you're feeling skanky, thats on you! TELLER is talking about helping the older Vets. No one is harassing any military spouses here either. He doesn't have to lie to make his points. Why do you? You're coming off as ignorant & foolish. Good job! }~)
martha m kimbrough September 17, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Meant to say...lived here since the base was established
Constant Comment September 17, 2012 at 09:36 PM
@TVOR, it is not just a few days , a few hours, a little whisp of smoke, or any of the downgraded versions that people are using to make their arguements. There are indeed multiple solutions to this problem that needs to be brought up & addressed. There 'is' a certain lack of responsibility there. Avoidance is the key in this issue. Your "price of freedom" can still be had but lets not forget about the older vets that this is directly affecting. You know, the soldiers that were out there in wars that were defending our countrys' freedoms on the frontlines. Lets not just wheel them into the closet with an oxygen mask because the schedules are made up a little better. This will all change when enough people get sick & complain about it. to all of the idiots that weren't capable of making their points about the fire breathing issue....and had to convolute the issue with anti-patriot bashing, shame on you! Keep your issues straight. That kind of feeble debate (mixing issues) only shows lack of intelligence.}~)
Constant Comment September 17, 2012 at 09:46 PM
@TheMrs. This is a 'COMMENTS SECTION' and people jump in with their opinions all the time. Sometimes when people try and put in a 'REPLY' they put it in under the wrong comment. I've done that many times before. Sometimes the reply does not have the option of the 'DELETE' anymore. So it stays. Then if you want to add more to it, you can start a brand new comment. Sometimes it easier to cut and paste and then add on more. That certainly doesn't mean that anyone needs to 'get over it'. If you ever want to garner any respect from the few that matter, you really should seek your husbands opinion more. You seemed to calm down & actually get it, after you spoke with him. Don't be so fast with your little retorts, especially if you are wrong. }~)
Constant Comment September 17, 2012 at 09:47 PM
See what I mean about going off the deep end? Makes you sound so lame. just sayin...}~)
New Resident September 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM
No CC those were YOUR WORDS not mine!!
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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