(CNN)A wildfire in northern San Diego County has scorched 3,000 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations, according to Cal Fire and US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Camp Pendleton issued a mandatory evacuation for DeLuz Housing, Wounded Warrior Battalion and Lake O’Neill Campground due to the fire near Naval Weapons Station Detachment Fallbrook in the northern part of the 125,000-acre base. The blaze was 35% contained late Thursday morning, according to Cal Fire.The Creek Fire began late Wednesday night near Fallbrook and forced the evacuations of at least 7,000 residents from the community of 30,000 next to Camp Pendleton.The southwestern part of the state is under a red flag warning — warm, dry, windy conditions — until noon on Thursday. Gusty winds have peaked and will “slowly but surely weaken,” according to the National Weather Service’s San Diego office.California's record-breaking wildfires consume nearly 1 million acres in a monthCalifornia's record-breaking wildfires consume nearly 1 million acres in a monthCalifornia's record-breaking wildfires consume nearly 1 million acres in a monthIt is common for utility companies to enact a Public Safety Power Shutoff to prevent equipment from sparking fires during such weather conditions.Read MoreSan Diego Gas & Electric has preemptively shut off power to 6,797 customers while 24,725 customers are under a warning.Southern California Edison shut off power to 19,216 of its 5 million customers and another 155,368 are under consideration.No San Diego county customers will be impacted, according to the SCE website.

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