Cocos Fire update for Saturday

San Elijo Hills Updates

  • Edco Trash today
  • Alberstsons is open
  • Cafe Stoked is open today
  • The garage sale and charity event in the area is cancelled for this weekend and postponed to Saturday May 31st, 7-11am.
  • Pirate Party has been cancelled

What Firefighters Need

Energy drinks

We would recommend dropping off at Lake San Marcos Fire station on Rancho Santa Fe or Carlsbad Fire Station on Rancho Santa Fe.

Cal Fire Update

2,520 acres – 70% contained per Cal Fire *looks like the revised down the acres
Structures Destroyed: 8
Evacuations: Evacuations are in progress and remain in effect. Click here to get more:by clicking here.
Injuries: 3
Cause: Under Investigation
Total Fire Personnel: 1,000 firefighters
Total Fire Engines: 161
Total Fire crews: 30
Total Airtankers: 6
Total Dozers: 6
Total Water Tenders: 6
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4


FIRE UPDATE: Preliminary Damage Assessment
Fire size currently 2,520 acres at 70% containment
Posted Date: 5/17/2014 9:30 AM

The Cocos Fire size is currently 2,520 acres with 70 percent containment. Fire crews are working around the clock to ensure safety and to get residents back to their homes as soon as possible. No serious injuries have been reported and 

Eight homes have been damaged or destroyed. While we know how devastating it for those residents who have lost their home, firefighter crews have worked relentlessly during this incident to ensure the safety of the community and save as much property as possible. 

Residents whose homes were lost or damaged can report to the recovery liaison office located at the San Marcos Library, 2 Civic Center Drive, open 7 am to 5 pm everyday for as long as necessary. The office can offer these residents help to obtain building permits, clear ash from swimming pools, safely handle food after a power outage and other recovery and rebuilding information. 

Updated fire incident:
Acres: 2,906 acres 
Percent Contained: 
Initial Damage Assessment: 8 homes damanged or destroyed 
No major injuries reported 
Total personnel deployed: 1,269 (regionally) 
Apparatus currently deployed: 
Engines: 164 
Fire Crews: 27 
Aircraft: 0 
Helicopters: 2 
Water tenders: 1 
Bulldozers: 11 
Other Equipment: 119 

North of Barham Drive, east of Twin Oaks Valley Road and west of and including South Hill Drive 

Residents on the west side of Via Vera Cruz, including neighborhoods of Lake San Marcos and residences to the east up to Via Vera Cruz 

Entry points into the neighborhoods listed above will be through Rancho Santa Fe, from the southwest and Discovery Street to Via Vera Cruz from the north 

Link to interactive map.: (Map is slow to load, please be patient.) 

Mandatory Evacuations still in PLACE for these locations:
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. 

The evacuation centers located at Mission Hills High School at 1 Mission Hills Court. 

We understand that residents are anxious to return to their homes but safety is our highest priority and we will not repopulate areas until we are sure it is safe. For your safety, please do not enter evacuated areas, including surrounding paths and trails. 

Road Closures
Road closures have been issued for the following locations. Due to these closures, morning traffic is expected to be congested in these areas. Residents and motorists are advised to avoid these roads and use alternate routes. 

Twin Oaks Valley Road at Craven Road to San Elijo Road 
Elfin Forest Road from ½ south of City limits 
Questhaven Road from City limits 
Coronado Hills Drive (all directions) 
La Moree Road (all directions) 
Barham Drive from Woodland Parkway to City limits



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