Lance Cpl. Nason G. Lamb started a fire Oct. 13 that quickly merged with another blaze and became known as the Juliett Fire, according to a Camp Pendleton statement released Wednesday morning.
The Marine, who is assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, faces one count of making a false official statement, one count of damaging military property, one count of reckless endangerment, one count of setting fire to U.S. property and one count of setting fire that damaged California property, officials said.
A hearing similar to a preliminary hearing in civilian court will be held at Camp Pendleton to determine whether there is enough evidence to subject Lamb to a court martial proceeding.
The cause of the other contributing blaze has yet to be determined.
Together, the two blazes threatened homes on Camp Pendleton and in neighboring Oceanside and Fallbrook. But no structures were damaged and no one was injured.
The Juliett Fire was contained on Oct. 17 after it had blackened about 4,000 acres.
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