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By Andrea Papagianis
Crews have a brush fire about 50 percent contained after it ignited Wednesday afternoon on Camp Pendleton and quickly spread, leaving an estimated 300 acres burned, authorities said.
The fire started around 2:45 p.m. near the San Mateo area of the base, about one kilometer away from the base’s northwest border, said Capt. Barry Edwards. The fire grew from about 25 acres to around 300 by evening. Authorities do not know what caused the blaze.
No injuries were reported, and Edwards said there was no immediate threat structures or personnel working to contain the fire. For now, Edwards said there was no time frame for containment, but said Camp Pendleton fire crews were on scene working to put the fire out.