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Controlled brush fire on Camp Pendleton, smoke expected in N. County

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CAMP PENDLETON (CNS) - Firefighters on Camp Pendleton used controlled flames to remove accumulated brush and dead wood on an isolated northeast area of the post, and warned North County residents to expect smoke in surrounding areas.

The Camp Pendleton Fire Department conducted a seasonal hazard reduction burn in Case Springs, an isolated area near the northeast boundary of the base, according to Camp Pendleton officials.

Saturday's burn was part of a two-day effort to strengthen the recently renovated fire break which runs along this area of the base.

Firefighters burned more than 400 acres between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, in the same area, is west of Temecula.

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