Naval Weapons Station – 3 Fires *Update*, 1 New Fire Started

NAVAL WEAPONS STATION – FALLBROOK [Fire #1]

0700 PDT – 5/15/14 | Fire largely contained to installation of Base | 6300 acres | 23% contained | No spot fires remain | Mop-up ops in progress | No structures are currently being threatened | Initial surveys indicate damage to 2 uninhabited storage sheds | No damage to inhabited structures or structures associated with munitions handling or storage | The base is still in a shutdown status, only allowing essential personnel [Security, Fire & Public Works] on site | Ammunition Rd and access route to neighboring Camp Pendleton will remain closed until further notice 

NAVAL WEAPONS STATION – TOMAHAWK [Fire #2]

1600 PDT – 5/16/2014 | Firefighters are reporting 23% containment. | 6500 acres burned. | Cause is still under investigation.

Tomahawk Fire | Photo by: Lance Cpl. Joshua Murray

NAVAL WEAPONS STATION – LAS PULGAS [Fire #3]

1330 PDT 5/16/14 | 62 Area [Camp San Mateo] personnel on  Camp Pendleton evac’d to the Paige Field House | Due to the closure of the Basilone Road past the School of Infantry, evacuees should use the I-5 to make their way to Mainside. | 22 & 23 areas have a shelter in place order in effect.

0509 PDT 5/16/14 | Fire grown to 8,000 acres | 5% contained. | Camp Las Pulgas, Camp Margarita, Camp Las Flores Area & 32 Area evac orders remain in effect

0331 PDT 5/16/14 32 Area evacuated | road closures notice pending | Marine Air Support Squadron 3 [32 area] evacuating to the I MEF parade deck in Camp Del Mar behind Devil Doc Hall, Building 210825. | Las Pulgas Gate closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles | Stuart Mesa Rd close N of Assault Craft Unit-5. | Basilone Rd from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton to CampHorno, plus Las Pulgas Rd remains closed. | Ammunition Rd aboard Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook also remains closed. 

2213 PDT 5/15/14 Military personnel in the Las Flores Area of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton have been ordered to evacuate to the I MEF parade deck in Camp Del Mar behind Devil Doc Hall, building 210825.

NAVAL WEAPONS STATION – COMBAT FIRE [Fire #4]

1950 PDT – 5/16/14 | 750 acres. | 0% contained.

1705 PDT – 5/16/14 | 0% containment | 62 Area personnel, San Onofre Housing area, School of Infantry West ordered to evac | SOI-W evacuating via Basilone Rd W, I-5 S to report to Edson Range. | Started in the Talega area. | CAL Fire is assisting Camp Pendleton Firefighters.

1401 PDT – 5/16/14 | Fire started at 1124 PDT | 25 acres | 62 Area evac’ing to Paige Fieldhouse via Christiantos Rd W, I-5 S & Hwy CA76 | Command General of  Camp Pendleton directed all non-essential personnel to go home at 1200 PDT.

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