CAMP PENDLETON–A new fire called the Talega Fire on Camp Pendleton has prompted evacuations, base officials said.
The fire started in the Talega area in the northwest part of the base about 11:25 a.m., according to Camp Pendleton officials. It is zero percent contained.
Base officials ordered everyone in the 62 Area, San Onofre Housing Area, and School of Infantry west to evacuate.
Due to the current fires, the Commanding General of Camp Pendleton directed that all non-essential personnel were sent home at noon.
Base officials also reported that the Las Pulgas fire, first reported at 3:15 p.m Thursday, has grown to 8,000 acres burned and 5 percent containment.
The Tomahawk fire is currently listed at 6,500 acres and 15 percent containment.
The evacuation orders for Camp Las Pulgas, Camp Margarita, Camp Las Flores and the MASS-3 remain in effect.