california fires as seen from camp pendleton

My brother-in-law, who is a Marine, and his wife are stationed at Camp Pendleton which is 38 miles north of San Diego. It also, according to the official website for the base, “covers over 125,000 acres and approximately 200 square miles of terrain. The stretch of shoreline along the base — 17½ miles — is the largest undeveloped portion of coastal area left in Southern California.”

Felipe just sent me some pictures of what it looked like this afternoon (note the sun in the second image):

California Fires seen from Camp Pendleton California Fires seen from Camp Pendleton California Fires seen from Camp Pendleton

Update, 11:18pm: CNN.com is now reporting that 3500 Marines have been evacuated from Camp Pendleton, as two fires were burning on the property. Here is a San Diego County-wide fire map (.pdf, 1.76 MB) updated as of 6:00pm local time. Camp Pendleton is in the upper left of the map and is still white as evacuations had yet to be ordered. You can see that Estimated Manditory Evacuation Areas surrounded it.

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