A ground flash fire on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar injured two Marines performing aircraft maintenance on an F/A-18 Sunday night, base officials say.
The region has been experiencing extremely high temperatures, notes CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB-TV.
“Both Marines are currently being treated for severe burns at the UC-San Diego Regional Burn Center. Our thoughts and prayers are with them,” the base said in a statement.
The leathernecks are from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112.
That’s a Marine Corps reserve unit based out of Fort Worth, Texas.