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230 Evacuated from Camp Pendleton DeLuz Fire at 1500 acres as Santa Ana winds calm Sunday

Fire burns in the Lake ONeill vicinity on Camp Pendleton Oct.5. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah WolffDiaz)

Fire burns in the Lake ONeill vicinity on Camp Pendleton Oct.5. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah WolffDiaz)

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — With Santa Ana winds dying down by 12 p.m. today, the De Luz Fire at Campa Pendleton was reported at 1,500 acres and 15% containment at 12:01 a.m., Sunday, October 6. Thus far, Camp Pendleton information has disclosed minor damage to four buildings, with no reports of injuries. 

Camp Pendleton reported at 7:45 a.m., that fire teams are meeting shortly to discuss the next step with regards to residents returning to their homes in O’Neill Heights. “We will continue to push information as received from the teams.” Camp Pendleton Scout said. “The 13 area dining facility is open from 9:30 to 12:30 for Marines and residents affected by the fires.”

Per Twitter‘s @DispatchDemon: 250 firefighters from numerous agencies were on scene through the night. Great effort was given today to protect life and property from this fast-moving fire. All off-duty Camp Pendleton firefighters were recalled to backfill their stations. Air tankers and helicopters have ceased operations until daylight, but hand crews and brush engines will continue to work with determination throughout the night.”

Questions and Twitter calls flurried with information and questions regarding De Luz housing on base.

“To clarify, De Luz has not been evacuated, and at this this time there is no threat to De Luz housing.” Camp Pendleton Scout relayed through their Facebook page, Sunday morning. Per ABC7 news, Sunday Morning, the Naval Hospital is currently back in service.

As reported by Camp Pendleton’s Public Affairs office, base fire crews responded to a fire in the vicinity of Lake O’Neill at 12:45 p.m. on October 5, 2013.

Residents within O’Neill Heights housing were evacuated to the Paige Fieldhouse. The area was closed to all traffic at DeLuz Road at Vandergrift Boulevard and Santa Margarita Road at Vandergrift Boulevard. 

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton evacuated approximately 30 patients to local area hospitals.

Please verify updates via Camp Pendleton’s Public Affairs and News. Other patients remain in the hospital and are still receiving care. As of 7:45 a.m. Sunday, there remains no immediate threat to the hospital.

For updates and pictures of the fire, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Pendleton-Scout/244860127876?ref=br_tf.

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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