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See Smoke in Murrieta? It's Probably From This Fire

Murrieta fire officials say there aren't currently any fires burning in city limits.

A view of the Tomahawk Fire.  Credit: Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht/U.S. Marines
A view of the Tomahawk Fire. Credit: Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht/U.S. Marines
Many people have been asking Murrieta Patch about a possible fire in town on Friday afternoon.

As of 1:30 p.m., there are no local incidents, Murrieta fire officials assure Patch.

However, if you're seeing smoke, it's likely from the massive Tomahawk Fire which has burned an estimated 6,000 acres as of this posting, officials said.

That fire is burning on Camp Pendleton, and started around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook before spreading to the base, according to the Camp Pendleton Fire Department.

As of Friday at 10 a.m., it had consumed an estimated 6,300 acres and was 23 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

Click here for Patch's full San Diego County fire coverage.



SA May 16, 2014 at 05:44 PM
Freaking Rocket Scientist …
Jen May 16, 2014 at 07:30 PM
It's actually from the Pulgas and Talega fires on Pendleton. Tomahawk is 65% contained.
Babybear May 17, 2014 at 01:12 AM
Don't people watch the news or read the internet enough to know that the fire is in San Diego and not murrieta or Temecula? omg I guess not...

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