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Firefighters get blazes under control in Southern California

By the CNN Wire Staff
Crews expect to have a fire in Camarillo, California, extinguished Wednesday evening.
Crews expect to have a fire in Camarillo, California, extinguished Wednesday evening.
  • Firefighters expect to put out the fire in Camarillo, California, by early evening
  • The fire reached 68 acres in size
  • One of the nearly 100 firefighters was injured, but not badly
  • A 3,000-acre fire at Camp Pendleton was 80 percent contained Wednesday morning.

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Firefighters on Wednesday were conquering two wildfires that had been burning in Southern California since the day before, threatening homes, shutting down roads and prompting some residential evacuations.

Crews expected to fully contain a 68-acre fire in Camarillo, California -- about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles -- by noon and put it out by 6 p.m., according to Bill Nash of the Ventura County Fire Department.

He said the 100 or so firefighters on the scene were concentrating on mop-up work and damage assessment Wednesday.

One firefighter suffered minor ankle injuries Tuesday, Nash said.

All the evacuations forced by the fire were lifted, he said.

Meanwhile, a 3,000-acre fire at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. Marine Corps base north of San Diego, was 80 percent contained as of 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from the base public affairs office.

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The statement said the fire didn't pose any threat to facilities or structures on the base or to any surrounding communities.

The Camp Pendleton fire, which started Tuesday morning during a training exercise, forced one road closure, but the road was re-opened Wednesday, said the statement.

CNN's Lynn Lamanivong contributed to this report.