Locals Line Hill to Watch Battle Against California Wildfires

San Clemente residents watch and take pictures as fire fighting aircraft battles the Las Pulgas wildfire inside the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton. One of the newest fires sweeping Southern California broke out late Thursday near the base, forcing the evacuation of three sections within the giant base, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island.
San Clemente residents watch and take pictures as fire fighting aircraft battles the Las Pulgas wildfire inside the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton. One of the newest fires sweeping Southern California broke out late Thursday near the base, forcing the evacuation of three sections within the giant base, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island.Ruaridh Stewart / Zuma Press

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San Clemente residents watch and take pictures as firefighting aircraft battle the Las Pulgas wildfire inside the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton on Friday. One of the newest fires sweeping Southern California broke out late Thursday near the base, forcing the evacuation of three sections within the giant base, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island.

A U.S. Navy helicopter battles the fire at Camp Pendleton.David Bro / Zuma Press