Last update: 11:20p.m. Wednesday
Crews fighting a 450-acre wildfire at Camp Pendleton had the burn area about 95 percent contained Wednesday morning.
The blaze, which has posed no threats to military or civilian structures, erupted on a large training ground in the southeastern reaches of the Marine Corps installation about 3 p.m. Monday.
One base firefighter suffered mild smoke inhalation and another sustained minor burns while battling the flames, Camp Pendleton spokesman Jeff Nyhart said. Both were treated at a hospital and released.
The blaze was no longer spreading as of 6 p.m., though it was still generating some plumes of light smoke, according to Nyhart.
The origin of the fire apparently was "training related," he said, adding that the exact cause remained under investigation.
—City News Service