Firestorm: Day Three

ImageLakeside Fire Good morning: So here are important bullet points that will stay up for the day. Smoke Checks: Again, they are endemic, but yesterday there were less of them. So unless the Fire Department confirms a fire, do not get alarmed if you hear one on scanner traffic or see one on twitter feeds. Weather: It is turning into much cooler weather, the pattern is breaking. This will help fire fighters to get the upper hand much faster. So containment should proceed at a faster rate. Air Quality: You might not feel it, the smoke that is, or smell it, but it is there. So if you can, avoid doing anything out there that is strenuous. Here, from the Air Pollution Control Center:

There are localized areas of smoke near several fires burning in areas of San Diego County.  As a result, fine particulates, or PM2.5 concentrations may reach unhealthful levels in some smoke impacted areas.

In areas of heavy smoke, assume that air quality levels are unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy for all individuals.  In areas with minor smoke impacts, assume that air quality levels range from moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups.

In areas where you smell smoke it is advised that you limit physical activity.  If possible, stay indoors to limit your exposure to fine particulate matter.

Recovery Center now opened: The office will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at County Library’s San Marcos branch, located at 2 Civic Center Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069.

Here is a list from the County on all resources available for the 2014 firestorm

Critical Fire Weather for the Southwest through at least Wednesday.

Updates: As usual the more recent is at the top. If more info that needs pinning comes up, it will be pinned. 

[final] Sycamore Canyon north of Santee (San Diego County) is 100% contained at 26 acres.

Hi Nadin,

The evacuation notice for people affected by the Cocos/San Marcos Fire is now being lifted EXCEPT for the Coronado Hills Community of San Marcos. 

People who live in the Harmony Grove Spiritual Association may return, but must show proof they live in the area. 

ROAD CLOSURES 
• Via del Campo at Coronado Hills 
• Harmony Grove Road at Country Club is closed to non-residents 
• Bresa De Loma Drive at Crestwind Drive 
• Bella Vita Way at Attebury Drive 

All road closures and evacuation orders are anticipated to be lifted Sunday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. 

You can follow the Sheriff’s Department on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sdsheriff), Twitter (@SDSheriff) and Nixle. To receive text or e-mail alerts from Nixle, text your zip code to “888-777.” Standard text messaging rates will apply. 

For any non-emergency issues, call the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200. For additional information on the fires, call 2-1-1 or visit the San Diego County Emergency Site at: www.sdcountyemergency.com.

05/17/2014-12:28:PM PST
Base officials issued this update at 10:49 a.m. Saturday : The School of Infantry-West (52 Area) evacuation order has been lifted. All personnel can return via the I-5 and Basilone Rd. gate to the 52 Area.
The San Mateo Fire (Also called the Combat Fire and Talega Fire) that was reported at 11:24 a.m. Friday has burned 1,000 acres and is currently listed as 25 percent contained. The Las Pulgas Fire first reported at 3:15 p.m. Thursday has burned 15,000 acres and is listed at 40 percent containment.  The Tomahawk Fire that started Wednesday on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook is currently listed at 6,500 acres burned and 75 percent containment.
Evacuation orders for Camp San Mateo (62 Area), Camp Las Pulgas (43 Area), Camp Las Flores (41 Area), Camp Margarita (33 Area), Marine Air Support Squadron 3 (32 Area) and Camp Vado Del Rio (25 Area) remain in effect.
Road Closures: The Las Pulgas gate and Las Pulgas Road remain closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. The Christianitos Gate is closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. The San Mateo Road between Camp San Mateo and Camp San Onofre is closed. The Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook gate and Ammunition Road remain closed. Basilone Road from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton to Camp Horno remains closed. Stuart Mesa Road north of Assault Craft Unit-5 to the Las Pulgas Gate remains closed. The causes of the fires are under investigation.
For fire updates, please visit the official Camp Pendleton Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Pendleton-Scout/244860127876?v=wall.

Santee Fire Update- Fire held to 15 acres, forward rate of spread stopped no structure threat. Full containment expected 4:00 p.m. today.

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/fire-santeesycamore-canyon-area

9:35 5-7 acres, estimated, rapid rate of spread. Multiple crews coming in.

9:20: Sycamore fire in Santee is now well established with multiple units moving in. This is in heavy fuel with a rapid rate of spread.

Camp Pendleton Fire Update

05/17/2014-12:10:AM PST
Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base officials report an evacuation order for San Onofre Housing has been lifted.  Residents in the San Onofre Housing Area 1, 2 and three may return to their homes. Residents are instructed to use Interstate 5 to the San Onofre Gate and use Basilone Road.
The Talega Fire is now being named the San Mateo Fire (also referred to as the Combat Fire) that was reported at 11:24 a.m. Friday has burned 800 acres and is currently listed as 25 percent contained.
The Las Pulgas fire first reported at 3:15 p.m. Thursday has grown to 15,000 acres burned and 40 percent containment.  The Tomahawk fire that started Wednesday on Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook is currently listed at 6,500 acres burned and 65 percent containment.
Evacuation orders for Camp San Mateo (62 Area), The School of Infantry-West (52 Area), Camp Las Pulgas (43 Area), Camp Las Flores (41 Area), Camp Margarita (33 Area), Marine Air Support Squadron 3 (32 Area) and Camp Vado Del Rio (25 Area) remain in effect. Shelter in place orders for Camp Horno (53 Area), Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton (24 Area) and Camp Chappo (22/23 Area) remain in effect. The cause of the fires is under investigation. For the latest emergency updates, visit www.sdcountyemergency.com. If you need to talk to someone about evacuations, shelters, road closures and other disaster-related services, call 211.

09:07 four type one strike teams have been requested for structure protection. It is well established, and estimated at 2-3 acres at the moment.

We have a new fire start, this time in Santee. It is at the Sycamore Canyon, there are absolutely no calls for evacuations or structure threats, but according to the radio traffic it is getting established. They are moving now a strike team from CAL FIRE, and Air Attack in the form of Helicopter 10.

San Diego Wildfire Update- Cocos Fire- 2520 Acres, 70% Contained Bernardo Fire- 1548 Acres, 95% Contained

[update] off Village Dr & Twin Oaks Rd, San Marcos (San Diego Co.) is now 2,520 acres and 70% contained.

Ed Note: This is coming via the North County Brush Party Line, and the only thing I will add, is not just allergies to peanut butter when you buy protein bars, but fire fighters might also be allergic to gluten. They do make them.  That is what I usually carry on me when I go cover fires. If you cannot think of anything… almonds are a great to go protein high energy source. 
Care Packages for the Fire Fighters and Police officers to say Thank You they would love things like chap stic any flavor- aveeno lotion and gold bond lotion to soften hands and body after working very long hours along with protein bars of any flavor make sure you get an assortment as some folks may be allergic to peanut butter say in the milk bars or protein bars.or even eye drops you can get a better buy say at cosco or sams on these or even smart and final if you have one near you, also baby wipes are like gold money to the guys and gals on the fire lines..life savers may be nice to have just to suck on as their throats get dry i am sure. even a dust mask would be nice mabe. just a few little things to say you care.. Thanks if anyone knows of something eles they may like please post here , I dont have a hubby fire fighter but i am sure some of the ladies whoes guys are on the lines would know what they need.. *Joann ( one of our admins julie thought of this and this is its a great idea ) ( thanks julie ) and once things are all together put it in a large zip lock baggy please take these loving gifts to your local fire department or police department as they will know where your gift needs will need to go to the guys and gals out on the fire lines.. you can even take them to the kit carson park where the comand post is but dont be surprise is alot of folks show up and you may be turned away,, so its best to go local, but let me know how things work out,, well thats it for me tonite rest easy if you can,, thanks alot * Joann .

San Diego Wildfires Update: Highway Fire- 380 acres, 100% cont. Bernardo Fire- 1548 acres, 95% cont. Cocos Fire- 2520 acres, 50% cont.

Some Evacuation Notices in San Marcos Lifted

People evacuated due to the Cocos/San Marcos Fire can now return to the following areas:

•San Marcos- North of Barham Drive, east of Twin Oaks Valley Road and west of and including S. Hill Drive

•Unincorporated San Diego County- The Del Dios corridor in and around Lake Hodges Those returning to San Elijo can use Rancho Santa Fe Road.

 

THE FOLLOWING AREAS REMAIN CLOSED: •

San Marcos- Questhaven south of Elfin Forest through Harmony Grove and the area east of Twin Oaks Valley Road along Barham Drive and south into the Coronado Hills community.

•Unincorporated San Diego County- Communities of Hidden Hills and Live Oak, Country Club Road from Hill Valley to Harmony Grove Road and Kauana Loa to Harmony Grove.

Harmony Grove will remain closed at Country Club Drive.

ROAD CLOSURES

• Elfin Forrest Road south from San Elijo

• Questhaven south from San Elijo Road • Harmony Grove Road at Wilgen Road

• Harmony Grove Road at Country Club Road

• Kauana Loa at Harmony Grove Road • Country Club Road at Hill Valley

• Barham at east La Moree Road • Barham at west La Moree Road • Barham at Woodland Parkway

• Via Vera Cruz at Bridgeport These communities remain closed for your safety.

Law enforcement and fire crews want to make sure these areas are safe from downed power lines, hazardous materials and hot spots, among other things. Sheriff Bill Gore wants to stress to the people of San Marcos why it’s critical for those evacuated to stay away from their homes during the fire. “There’s very specific protocol we go through especially when we’ve had structural damage like we’ve had in San Marcos,” said Sheriff Gore. “We go in with the utility companies to make sure that everything is up and running, so we’re not creating any safety hazards for people repopulating those areas.” You can follow the Sheriff’s Department on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sdsheriff), Twitter (@SDSheriff) and Nixle for the latest updates on fires burning in our jurisdiction. To receive text or e-mail alerts from Nixle, text your zip code to “888-777.” Standard text messaging rates will apply. For any non-emergency issues, call the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200. For additional information on the fires, call 2-1-1 or visit the San Diego County Emergency Site at: www.sdcountyemergency.com.

 



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