Camp Pendleton fire prompts smoke advisory for parts of Riverside County

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Valley News - Health
A smoke advisory is in effect today for portions of Riverside County near Temecula, Murrieta, Hemet and Banning due to smoke from the Sierra Fire burning east of Camp Pendleton. The fire, which has blackened 1,000 acres of vegetation and is currently 20% contained, was reported as spreading out of control toward the eastern side of the Marine Corps installation about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, fire officials said. Authorities cleared people out of various areas on the installation Wednesday afternoon, including Lake O'Neill Campground, as a precaution. Around 5:20 a.m. Thursday, the burn zone had grown to about 1,000 acres and was 20% contained, the public-affairs office reported. "Visible flames are in burnt areas and pose no threat," base officials reported. All evacuation order
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