August 27, 2009 (Camp Pendleton) –If you’re driving north and see smoke, don’t panic. A slow moving brush fire in the Whiskey Impact Area is currently burning on Camp Pendleton. The brush fire started at approximately 1 p.m., Aug. 26 and has burned approximately 100 acres. The Whiskey Impact Area is located in the Northeastern portion of the Base. The fire poses no threat at this time, according to fire authorities at the base, and traffic on I-5 is not impacted.
The Camp Pendleton Fire Dept. conducted back burn operations Thursday and has requested two San Diego Sheriff Dept. helicopters to assist in containing the fire.