760 Acre Wildfire Burns on Camp Pendleton

Camp Pendleton Fire

Firefighters are in their third day battling the fast-moving Cristianitos Fire on Camp Pendleton, that has spread to Orange County.  It has burned 760-acres and is 70% contained.  It's been burning since just after 6:00p.m. Wednesday, and has gotten close to homes, but there are no mandatory evacuations.  Crews say they will have the fire completely contained by Friday or early Saturday morning. 

Orange County Fire Authority Spokesman Larry Kurtz tells KOGO News that there's no word on what started that fire, and Kurtz says there have been no injuries reported and no buildings damaged.  He also says  the heavy marine layer and higher humidity is helping firefighting efforts.   

Meanwhile, Twitter users are reporting smoke and the smell of the fire as far as Irvine and west Orange County.  Assisting in the fire fight include the Cleveland National Forest, providing a strike team of five engines, along with crews from San Diego, Camp Pendleton and Cal Fire.

Photo Courtesy of Captain Larry Kurtz, Orange County Fire Authority 

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