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Camp Pendleton brush fire: Evacuations lifted

A wildfire burns near Camp Pendleton on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
October 8, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
All evacuation orders have been lifted at Camp Pendleton, where firefighters gained ground on a huge brush fire.

More than 200 people were forced out of their homes and about 30 patients were evacuated from a hospital at the military base after the fire broke out Saturday afternoon.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, the fire has scorched around 2,236 acres of dry brush and was 93 percent contained.

Officials say four modular temporary buildings and three vehicles were damaged in the fire. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.


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