Fire crews quickly douse flames at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

By LYNDSAY WINKLEY | The San Diego Union-Tribune | Published: July 30, 2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Tribune News Service) — A fire that charred a little more than two acres on the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar base was quickly doused Monday afternoon, a fire official said.



Flames were first spotted east of Interstate 805 near the Miramar National Cemetery on Nobel Drive about 12:30 p.m.

Officials initially said the fire had started in the military cemetery, but it was later clarified the cemetery was not threatened by the blaze.

The fire was 90 percent in about three hours, base officials said. The cause remains under investigation.

Smoke from the fire was blown to the east, so traffic on the nearby freeway was not affected.

No structures were damaged.

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