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FIRE COVERAGE: Tomahawk Fire - Camp Pendleton

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    Tuesday, May 20 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-05-20 23:19:45 GMT
    Investigations were under way Tuesday into a rash of major fires that destroyed dozens of homes and businesses last week as they raged over tens of thousands of acres throughout the San Diego area. 
    Investigations were under way Tuesday into a rash of major fires that destroyed dozens of homes and businesses last week as they raged over tens of thousands of acres throughout the San Diego area. 
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Latest Update: 1:30PM
Acres Burned: 6,500
Containment: 75 percent

Evacuations: Evacuation orders for Camp San Mateo (62 Area), Camp Las Pulgas (43 Area), Camp Las Flores (41 Area), Camp Margarita (33 Area), Marine Air Support Squadron 3 (32 Area) and Camp Vado Del Rio (25 Area) remain in effect.

BACKGROUND:

CAMP PENDLETON (CBS 8) - The Tomahawk Fire in Camp Pendleton broke out Wednesday at about 9:45 a.m. As of Saturday, it has burned 6,500 acres and is 75 percent contained, according to base officials.

The blaze began at the Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook at the edge of Camp Pendleton, then spread onto the sprawling North County Marine Corps installation. The Fallbrook facility lost power and remained closed Friday.

The cause of this fire remains under investigation.
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