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Three Fires Send Smoke Across The Lake Elsinore And Temecula Valleys

All fires are under control at press time.

Smoke coming from the west is likely due to two fires on Camp Pendleton; smoke from the east is from a prescribed burn in Perris.

Camp Pendleton spokesman Captain Barry Edwards confirmed that two blazes were sparked on the base during training exercises. The first fire broke out Tuesday near the Pulgas Road area, which is on the west end of the base; the second fire was reported Wednesday in the Case Springs area, on the northeastern base edge.

Both fires are “well contained” and there are no threats to personnel or structures, Edwards reported.

In addition to the Camp Pendleton fires, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department does have a prescribed burn ongoing in the Lake Perris State Recreation area. A total of 142 acres are being burned as part of an effort to restore native grass and reduce future wild land fire threats.

At press time, Cal Fire spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said her agency does not have any additional major brush fires burning.

Anthony June 15, 2012 at 05:15 AM
It felt like I was standing on a chimney, it made my eye's water all that Hazardous polluted smokey air!!........ Mable! where's my respirator!....and mist the plants and crank on the air purifier!

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