CAMP PENDLETON (CBS/AP) — Some 260 residents and hospital patients remained evacuated at Camp Pendleton on Sunday, as crews worked to contain a wildfire fueled by strong winds.
The fire broke out at the marine base amid hot, dry and windy conditions throughout the region Saturday. The growing blaze prompted the evacuation of 230 residents from a housing unit near Lake O’Neil and caused minor damage to four buildings, base officials said.
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton was not threatened by the fire, but a power outage prompted officials to evacuate about 30 patients to other hospitals in the area and stop accepting new patients. Service at the hospital was restored by late Saturday, but the transferred patients remained at the new locations.