U.S. Marines and aircraft with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and fire crews on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, responded to wildfires ablaze in southern California on May 14, 2014.
A brush fire started aboard Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook at approximately 9:45 a.m. on May 14, and military personnel and families were subsequently evacuated. The “Tomahawk Fire” spread throughout the day in the northeast section of Camp Pendleton burning more than 6,000 acres and forcing evacuations of housing areas and various schools both on and off the base.
Camp Pendleton’s De Luz housing area was evacuated and the area was without power due to damage to more than 40 power lines.
Meanwhile, aircraft with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing assisted CALFIRE 2014 and local firefighting agencies with wildfires in San Marcos, California on May 15, 2014.