The Defense Department is providing assistance to emergency officials battling intense wildfires in the Southern California area. Wildfires have affected military installations, personnel and families in the region, forcing evacuations.
More than 1,000 firefighters from local, state and federal agencies, along with military and civilian aircraft, worked around the clock to extinguish fires that burned 21,900 acres of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and lead to the evacuation of several thousand personnel and residents. Story
The Defense Department is providing assistance to local emergency officials battling intense wildfires in the Southern California area, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said. Story
U.S. Marines and aircraft with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and fire crews on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., responded to wildfires ablaze in southern California May 14, 2014. Story