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A fire rages Friday across the hills of Camp Pendleton, about two miles south of San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station on the east side of Interstate 5. Photo: Courtesy of Matt Larmand Photography
A fire rages Friday across the hills of Camp Pendleton, about two miles south of San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station on the east side of Interstate 5. Photo: Courtesy of Matt Larmand Photography

By Eric Heinz

A vegetation fire that started 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Camp Pendleton about two miles south of San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station on the east side of Interstate 5 was reported under control by Monday, according to the United States Marine Corps Public Affairs Office.

The fire burned more than 1,800 acres of vegetation in the hills near the highway off Horno Canyon Road.

No people were injured and the fire posed no threat to buildings, Media Chief Sgt. Christopher Duncan said.

Duncan said this was the fourth wildland fire the base has experienced in a little more than one month. The biggest fire before last week’s was no greater than 800 acres in that time.

Both Camp Pendleton Fire Department and the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the fire.

At this time, the cause of the fire is undetermined, Duncan said.

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