LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Las Pulgas Fire at Camp Pendleton got updated today May 17, 2014 with news of a new fire overnight, the Talega Fire. Moreover, officials now report that the Talega Fire is set to be renamed the San Mateo Fire. Early last night, officials reported that the Pulgas Fire was at fourteen thousand acres and zero percent containment. The Tomahawk Fire was at sixth thousand five hundred acres and sixty-five percent contained. And the Talega Fire is now at seven hundred acres and zero percent contained.
But now a new update on acres and containment levels has been issued for all three fires. First, fire officials now indicate that the “The Talega Fire is now being named the San Mateo Fire (Combat Fire) that was reported at has burned 800 acres and is currently listed as 25% contained.” Second, “The Las Pulgas fire first reported at has grown to 15,000 acres burned and 40% containment.” And finally “The Tomahawk fire that started on Naval Weapons Station Fall Brook is currently listed at 6,500 acres burned and 65% containment.”
Fire officials also updated evacuation zones overnight. “The San Onofre Housing evacuation order has been lifted. Residents in the San Onofre Housing Area 1, 2 and three may return to their homes. Residents are instructed to use the I-5 to the San Onefre Gate and use Basilone Road as the route.”
Camp Pendleton fire reps also tell news today that “Evacuation orders for Camp San Mateo (62 Area), The School of Infantry-West (52 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.” Three shelters remain open. “Shelter in place orders for Camp Horno (53 Area), Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton (24 Area) and Camp Chappo (22/23 Area) remain in effect.” For the latest fire map covering the current evacuation zone today click HERE and for continued news coverage of this and all other fires in Southern California today click HERE.