Brush fire threatens homes in San Clemente

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KABC) -- A fire that started at Camp Pendleton moved west and threatened homes in San Clemente Wednesday.

Orange County Fire Authority officials said at least 400 acres burned, mostly at Camp Pendleton. The fire started at the base, near Christianitos Road and west of Richard T. Steed Memorial Park.

The fire began moving west and threatened homes near the memorial park. While homes appeared to be threatened by the fire, evacuation orders had not been issued, according to the OCFA.

By 10:45 p.m., firefighters had stopped the forward progression of the fire and were working to keep it contained.

The city's emergency operation center issued an alert that said no evacuation orders would be issued, but authorities were keeping an eye on the situation.

It also said that the marine layer that moved into the area in the evening hours would help bring needed moisture to the area to aid in the fight.
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