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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CA-MCP Tomahawk Fire 6300 acres 80% contained Type 2 IMT (Garwood) #CaFire

Tomahawk Fire / Freeway Fire CA-MCP-1554, Camp Pendleton, San Diego County
2 Fires on Marine Corps Base Camp PendletonCA-MCP-1554, Camp Pendleton, San Diego County

The Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook and Deluz military housing have been evacuated to the Paige Fieldhouse. Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School on base is also evacuating to the fieldhouse.

FIRE UPDATE 5/15 1900: 6300 acres 80% contained Type 2 IMT (Garwood) 
FIRE UPDATE 5/15 0900: 6000+ acres 20% the 14-Area shelter in place order has been lifted. There are currently no reports of casualties or damage to structures.

UPDATE #6: O’Neill Heights Housing evacuation lifted
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The Tomahawk fire that started at 9:45 a.m. on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook has burned approximately 6,000 acres and moved onto Camp Pendleton before a wind shift led to the fire threatening the City of Fallbrook. Military aircraft and the Camp Pendleton Fire Department worked in coordination with CALFIRE to prevent the fire from spreading off base. Camp Pendleton is in coordination with CALFIRE for the potential use of military aircraft Thursday pending the wild land fire status within San Diego County.
The evacuation order for the O’Neill Heights Housing area has been lifted. The evacuation order for the De Luz Housing Area is still in place pending an evaluation by the power utility.
Approximately 890 evacuees reported to Camp Pendleton's Paige Field house, located aboard Mainside, which served as the evacuation site for Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook personnel, Camp Pendleton's De Luz and O'Neill Heights Housing residents and Mary Fay Elementary School staff and students.
Children evacuated from the De Luz Child Development Center were relocated to the Fisher Child Care Center on Mainside.
Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook is without power and will be closed Thursday.
At present there are no reports of casualties and no reported damage to homes.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

UPDATE #5: Tomahawk Fire at 6,000 Acres
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - The Tomahawk fire that started on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook has burned approximately 6,000 acres and has moved onto Camp Pendleton.
Camp Pendleton personnel in the 14-Area have been ordered to shelter in place.
Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook personnel, Camp Pendleton's De Luz housing residents and Mary Fay Elementary School were ordered to evacuate at 10:20 today.
Camp Pendleton's O'Neill Heights Housing, as well as the De Luz Child Development Center was also ordered to evacuate at 12:30.
Camp Pendleton's Paige Field house, located aboard Mainside, is serving as the evacuation site.
Children evacuated from the De Luz Child Development Center have been relocated to the Fisher Child Care Center on Mainside. Parents can contact the Fisher Child Care Center at (760) 725-0845.
Base fire crews responded to a brush fire aboard Naval Weapons Station,Fallbrook, at approximately 9:45 a.m., today. Camp Pendleton Fire Department is working with Cal Fire, North County Fire, Orange County Fire, and Oceanside Fire to contain the Tomahawk fire on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

FIRE UPDATE: 4:06pm
The 14 Area is now listed as a "Shelter In Place" status versus "Evacuation" 

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Camp Pendleton personnel in the 14-Area have been ordered to evacuate to 33-Area parade deck. The order was given at 2 p.m. today.
Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook personnel, Camp Pendleton's De Luz housing residents and Mary Fay Elementary School were ordered to evacuate at 10:20 today.
Camp Pendleton's O'Neill Heights Housing, as well as the De Luz Child Development Center was also ordered to evacuate at 12:30. 
Camp Pendleton's Paige Field house, located aboard Mainside, is serving as the evacuation site.
Children evacuated from the De Luz Child Development Center have been relocated to the Fisher Child Care Center on Mainside. Parents can contact the Fisher Child Care Center at (760) 725-0845.
Base fire crews responded to a brush fire aboard Naval Weapons Station, Fallbrook, at approximately 9:45 a.m., today. Camp Pendleton Fire Department is working with Cal Fire, North County Fire, Orange County Fire, and Oceanside Fire to contain the Tomahawk fire on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook. The fire has burned approximately 700 acres and moving West.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

FIRE UPDATE: 2:03pm
If you would like to donate items for the evacuees at Camp Pendleton's Paige Field House, contact Master Sgt. Lopez at Marine Corps Community Services Business Operations 760-725-5496.
Military students who attend Fallbrook High School will be bussed to Camp Pendleton's Paige Fieldhouse after school is let out.
WARD LODGING is accepting fire evacuees with no pet fees (2 pets maximum) SAN ONOFRE and SOUTH MESA LODGING are currently at capacity. 
IRON MIKE'S will not be open this evening. Pacific Views Event Center will be closing at 1600 
North Camp Pendleton phone lines are currently non operational

FIRE UPDATE: 12:49pm
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Camp Pendleton's O'Neill Heights Housing, as well as the De Luz Child Development Center have also been ordered to evacuate. 
Children evacuated from the De Luz Child Development Center have been relocated to the Fisher Child Care Center on Mainside. Parents can contact the Fisher Child Care Center at (760) 725-0845. 
Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook personnel and Camp Pendleton's De Luz housing residents and Mary Fay Elementary School were ordered to evacuate at 10:20 
today.
Camp Pendleton's Paige Field house, located aboard Mainside, is serving as the evacuation site. 
Base fire crews responded to a brush fire aboard Naval Weapons Station, Fallbrook, at approximately 9:45 a.m., today. The fire is estimated to have burned more than 150 acres. 
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

FIRE UPDATE: 12pm
Deluz housing is being evaluated for evacuation. Paige Fieldhouse is activated as an Evacuation Center.
Deluz CDC is authorized to close. Parents need to pick-up children. Kids not picked up will be taken to San Luis Rey CDC.
Mary Faye Pendleton students are being moved to the Paige Fieldhouse.
There are two fires on-base. Tomahawk Fire (IVO Fallbrook) and unnamed IVO Border check point.

FIRE UPDATE: 11:15am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brush Fire aboard Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Base fire crews responded to a brush fire aboard Naval Weapons Station, Fallbrook, at approximately 9:45 a.m., today.
Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook personnel and Camp Pendleton’s De Luz housing residents have been ordered to evacuate.
Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School, located on Camp Pendleton, has also been ordered to evacuate.
Camp Pendleton’s Paige Field house, located aboard Mainside, is serving as the evacuation site.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
For updates and pictures of the fire, please call 760-725-9045.
Update 1100: AA requested 4 additional ATs. Fire is running in light flashy fuels with a structure threat and transitioning to upslope heavier brush. Extreme Fire Behavior spotting with two heads.
100+ acres 0% contained95°, 6% RH, 3 mph, North gusts of 5mph
DeLuz housing area threatened.
Update 1100: 100+ acres,  All MCP resources are currently committed on multiple incidents. ATs are ineffective on the head due to spotting and winds per AA. 



Location: Naval Weapons Station - Fallbrook
Jurisdiction: FRA (MCP)
Start Date/Time: 05/14/14 @ 0940
ROS: Moderate Rate of Spread
ROC: Light flashy fuels, wind driven
Structures Threat: Yes,  DeLuz housing area threatened.
Special Hazards: UEXO
Resources: Camp Pendleton FD resources: 2 Div Chiefs, 3 Type 3s, 1 WT. IC has ordered 3 Type 1 and 3 Type 3 STs as well as A/C, dozers and 2 Type 1 HCs.
Radio Frequencies: XSD N CMD tone 8/ VFIRE 22

Scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/1713/web or http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/9733/web
Web Cams: Red Mtn cam: http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/cameras/L/rm-av8185-1_4.jpg
Red Mt. Wx: http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/Sensors/RedMtn-WXT520/

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