Border Fire Mapped at 6020 Acres

 

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June 22 morning update:

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CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO‏ @CALFIRESANDIEGO

#BorderFire update:

Acres: 6500Containment: 15% Personnel: 1604 firefighters

June 21, 2016 (POTRERO) The CAL FIRE San Diego unit has mapped the #Borderfire at 6020 acres, and 10 percent contained. We are including the official twitter post from the San Diego Unit.

4m4 minutes agoSan Diego, CA Update: The fire has been mapped at 6020 acres and is 10% contained. 1550 firefighters are assigned to the incident.

So what is going on? After all they said 7500 acres yesterday? We have have asked in the past, and the explanation that we have been given in the past is that personnel actually walk the perimeter of the fire, with portable hand held Global Positioning Units. This is far more accurate than the estimate. This is why acreage goes down at times.

They also are starting to lay a line around the fire, that is double than what it was reported yesterday.

Here is the update on structures threatened, we updated the information bellow accordingly:

10m10 minutes agoLatest Facts – in San Diego County. 1,550 personnel, 6,020 acres burned, 1,000 structures threatened.

Here is the information on the fire from CAL-FIRE

Border Fire Updates

Last updated: 6/21/16 @ 7:20 PM

San Diego Residents call 2-1-1 for questions about the Border Fire.

Acreage/Containment: 6,020 acres – 10% contained
County: San Diego County
Location: off Highway 188 and Highway 94 near Tecate
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Diego Unit
Date Started: June 19, 2016 – 11:03 AM
Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations are in effect for the community of Potrero, Forest Gate, Star Ranch, Cowboy Ranch, Dog Patch,  Canyon City & Lake Morena Village (including: Pacific Crest Trail to the south, Buckman Springs Road to the east from Lake Morena Dr. to Morena Valley Road, Moreno Stokes Valley Road (Corral Canyon) at Sky Ranch (Sky Valley Road) to the west and Moreno Stokes Valley Road (Corral Canyon) at Buckman Springs Road to the east.)
Evacuation Shelter:  Los Coches Creek Middle School (9669 Dunbar Ln., El Cajon, CA 92021)
Road Closures: at Highway 94 west of Buckman Springs and eastbound 94 at the 188.
Structures Destroyed: 4 outbuildings
Structures Threatened: 1,000
Total Personnel: 1,484
Engines: 158
Handcrews: 32
Airtankers: 4
Helicopters: 6
Water Tenders: 12
Dozers: 3

Conditions: Excessive heat which is uncharacteristic for this time of year, steep terrain, extremely dry vegetation due to many years of drought, difficult access and winds have produced extremely erratic fire behavior making it very difficult for firefighters to mitigate this incident. The fire continues to move to the north and northeast threatening portions of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as well as surrounding communities. Firefighters will continue to construct containment lines day and night to slow the growth of the fire eventually stopping the spread of the fire.
Trail Closures: Pacific Coast Trail

Also the County has informed that The San Diego Humane Society also reported that the large animal shelter at Circle T Ranch, 24215 Viejas Grade Rd., Descanso, has nearly reached capacity.

Evacuees with large animals can bring them to Boulevard Customs and Border Protection station, at 2463 Ribbonwood Rd., Boulevard. For assistance evacuating animals, call County Animal Services at 619-236-2341.

No evacuation orders have been lifted.

Edited to reflect latest information.

 

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