News Alerts

03 Dec 2020 | 10:44 AM UTC

US: Crews responding to a brush fire in Rancho San Diego, California Dec. 2

United States of America News Alert

Crews responding to a brush fire in Rancho San Diego, California on Dec. 2; localized evacuation orders are in effect

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/3/2020, 12:00 AM until 12/5/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Rancho San Diego, California

Event

Emergency crews are likely to continue responding to a brush fire in Rancho San Diego in San Diego County, California, early Dec. 3. The fire was reported late Dec. 2 between the Willow Glen Drive and Hillsdale Road intersection and Cottonwood Golf Course. As of the early hours of Dec. 3, the fire was estimated to be approximately 10 hectares (25 acres) in size, with five-percent containment. At least one structure has been damaged, but there have been no reported injuries.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department issued evacuation orders late Dec. 2 for Aspen Lane, Merlyn Place, Augusta Court, Sea Pines Road, Sawgrass Street, Bridge Hampton Place, Hilton Head Road, 1600-1900 blocks of Brabham Street, 2100-2500 blocks of Wind River Road, and areas near the intersection of Willow Glen Drive and Steele Canyon Road. Evacuation warnings are also in place for areas north of Willow Glenn Drive and east of Jamacha Road. A temporary evacuation site has been set up at McGrath Family YMCA on Campo Road (changed from the Edwards Cinema).

Business and transport disruptions are likely to persist in the affected area through Dec. 3. Anticipate the status of nearby roads to change over the coming hours and days; authorities could close routes within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region. Power outages are also possible.

Advice

Heed all evacuation orders. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours will cause increased congestion and delays. Individuals not under evacuation warnings should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news