5/16/2014 03:14 PM PDT
Base Evacuations in New Camp Pendleton Fire
A new fire called the Talega Fire on Camp Pendleton has prompted evacuations, base officials said.
The fire started in the Talega area in the northwest part of the base about 11:25 a.m., according to Camp Pendleton. It is 0 percent contained.
Base officials ordered everyone in the 62 Area, San Onofre Housing Area, and School of Infantry west to evacuate.
The School of Infantry west should evacuate via Basilone Road West and Interstate 5 South and report to Edson Range, base officials said. The San Onofre Housing Areas should evacuate via I-5 South and report to the Del Mar area gym and use the Del Mar housing gate for access.
All personnel in the 62 area are to evacuate and head to the Paige Fieldhouse via Christiantos Road West, I-5 South and Highway 76, Camp Pendleton said.
Due to the current fires, the Commanding General of Camp Pendleton directed that all non-essential personnel were sent home at noon.
Base officials also reported the following:
The Las Pulgas fire first reported at 3:15 p.m Thursday has grown to 8,000 acres burned and 5 percent containment.
The Tomahawk fire is currently listed at 6,500 acres and 15 percent containment.
The evacuation orders for Camp Las Pulgas, Camp Margarita, Camp Las Flores and the MASS-3 remain in effect.