Update on San Diego County fires

San Diego County Fires May 18, 2014
San Diego County Fires at 11:45 p.m. PDT, May 18, 2014

(Originally published at 12:03 a.m. PDT, May 18, updated at 10:12 a.m. PDT, May 18, 2014)

Camp Pendleton Fires

The most recent fire to break out at Camp Pendleton has gone by three names, Combat Fire, Talega Fire, but the latest name is San Mateo Fire. It has burned 1,500 acres in the northwest corner of the base and is listed at 55 percent contained.

The Tomahawk Fire is listed at 6,500 acres with 93 percent containment. The Las Pulgas Fire has burned 15,000 acres and is 42 percent contained.

San Diego County reports that all evacuations have been lifted at Camp Pendleton.

Cocos Fire in San Marcos

The Cocos and Highway Fires are being managed as the San Diego Complex by a CAL FIRE Incident Management Team. CAL FIRE reports the Highway Fire is 100 percent contained at 380 acres, while the Cocos Fire has blackened 1,995 acres (it keeps shrinking), is 85 percent contained, and eight structures have burned.

Other fires in San Diego County

The Poinsettia and Bernardo Fires are 100 percent contained.

More photos taken from military helicopters are at Fire Aviation.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.