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Camp Pendleton wildfire on Wednesday, June 28. Photo: Meaghan Williams
Article updated at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, June 30
By Eric Heinz
Camp Pendleton announced on Friday, June 30, that the wildland fire burning south of San Clemente on the U.S. Marines base land is still 760 acres large and 95 percent contained.
City of San Clemente officials said the wildland fire that grew rapidly south of San Clemente on Wendesday had reached a size of more than 700 acres during the night and continued to burn through Thursday.
In a press release, city officials said 80 acres had burned in San Clemente. No evacuations have been mandated, and OCFA officials expect to have full containment on the fire by Friday. No injuries have been reported from the fire.
At about 4 p.m. on Thursday, OCFA stated the fire was 760 acres but was 70 percent contained.
Fire Update: fire at the northern border of the base is at 95% containment, 760 acres burned. CPFD will continue to work toward containment
— Camp Pendleton 75 (@MCIWPendletonCA) June 30, 2017
Smoke time-lapse, video by Alex Paris
OCFA officials said 204 firefighters were battling the fire on Thursday, and more than 350 firefighters were on scene on Wednesday.
Firefighters closed portions of south La Pata near the fire on Wednesday night in order to make easy passage for fire engines and create space for aircraft to refill water and fire suppression materials.
South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory on Thursday that was in effect until Friday morning. Southern winds were blowing the smoke from the fire toward Orange County.
Views from the Camp Pendleton side of the #CristianitosFire today.
— Camp Pendleton 75 (@MCIWPendletonCA) June 29, 2017