Large brush fire burning at Camp Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (WITN) – Camp Lejeune base firefighters are working to contain a large brush fire along Marines Road on Camp Lejeune that began Tuesday afternoon and has burned approximately 3,500 acres of woodland so far.

There have been no reports of any infrastructure damage, and the fire is not expected to leave the base.

No evacuations have been ordered.

Base officials are expecting dense smoke conditions to remain throughout the night and during Wednesday morning’s commute.

Camp Lejeune says that the Sneads Ferry Gate entrance will only be open to traffic heading to Courthouse Bay.

Road closures are in effect for all of Marines Road, Highway 172 between Courthouse Bay & Onslow Beach Road, and Sneads Ferry Rd from the intersection of Highway 172 to McHugh Blvd.