THANK YOU SAN MARCOS FIRE DEPT
Update 10.23 2:54 pm
Please accept this message as clarification that there is NOT currently an evacuation order for San Elijo Hills in the City of San Marcos. There have been a few reports of this and IT IS NOT ACCURATE. It would be great if you could communicate this on your Web site.
Thanks so much,
Jenny Peterson Communications Officer City of San Marcos
UPDATE 10.23-2:20 MEDIA IS CONFIRMING EVAC FOR SEH SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOR HARMONY GROVE ONLY GOOD SITE: http://www.sdcountyemergency.com/
UPDATE 10.23-1:14PM PST-4 RESIDENTS OF CRESTVIEW JUST GOT REVERSE 911 FOR MANDATORY EVAC..WE DID NOT? KUSI IS ALSO CONFIRMING EVAC.
10-23-07 1:03 p.m. Evacuations in Harmony Grove. Reverse 9-1-1 is being used to issue evacuation orders to 1,095 Harmony Grove households
GOOD SITE: http://www.sdcountyemergency.com/
UPDATE 10.23 -TUESDAY 11AM PST
PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON KUSI-9 COVERING FIRE MOVING UP HILL ON DEL DIOS INTO ELFIN PRESERVE AND BURNING HOMES IN DEL DIOS LAKE HODGES…WIND WOULD HAVE TO FLIP AND SWITCH A COUPLE TIMES TO BE ISSUE…BUT ELFIN FOREST AND SEH NEED KEEP AND EYE ON THIS SECTION OF FIRE….GOOD OLD ROB LUCK IS ON DEL SIOS HWY FOR KUSI AND HAS GOOD VIEW
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UPDATE 7:13 PM (Monday)-WE DROVE HOME, CAN SEE FLAMES FROM SEH ON THE RIDGE LINE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ELFIN FOREST OR ESCONDIDO CREEK ABOVE THE CROSBY AND RSF..CAN SEE FIRE CREWS ON THE SCENE. WIND IS STILL THE FAVOR OF SEH AND NOT RSF. I WOULD RECOMMEND NOT RETURNING TO YOUR SEH HOME AND MAKE COASTAL ARRANGEMENTS.
From the City of San Marcos website:
October 22, 2007 3:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Coronado Hills Fire
San Marcos, CA- The Coronado Hills Fire is now 100% contained. San Marcos fire personnel expect it to be controlled by 12:00 PM tomorrow. The mandatory evacuation for San Elijo Hills has been lifted. Residents of San Elijo Hills may return to their homes but are advised to use caution. Weather patterns are constantly changing. Residents are advised to be prepared should another evacuation be needed. For the latest information, please stay tuned to your local television or radio for fire updates.
Reader writes AT 4:40
I called the city of San Marcos and they said the evacuation was lifted, but that one should proceed with caution. The said the fire is 100% contained, but be weary of embers. City of San Marcos # is 1-760-744-1050. Be safe.
Some more numbers:
SD sheriff 858 565 5200 will give evacuation updates
Carlsbad Fire info 760 602 7599 Press 2206
or Text SD Fire 85183
UPDATE 3:30-I LEFT SEH AT 3:15 SMOKE WAS VERY THICK AND COMING FROM THE ELFIN FOREST RECREATION AREA NOT THE DISCOVERY HILLS/CORONADO HILLS FIRE. SOME ASH FALLING. SO MUCH SMOKE DID NOT TRUST MY ABILITY TO SEE FIRE COMING AND LOW ON GAS TO DRIVE TO VIEW LOCATIONS.
UPDATE: 2:14-FIRE IS STILL TO THE SOUTH…BUT ESCONDIDO/VALLEY CENTER ARM OF FIRE IS STILL A UNKNOWN. KEEP AN EYE ON ELFIN FOREST & HARMONY. THAT IS THE AREA THAT FUELED SEH AREA TO BURN PRIOR TO DEVELOPMENT.
I STRONGLY DOUBT THEY WILL LET PEOPLE BACK INTO SEH TONIGHT …BUT I’M NO FIREMAN
SOME ASH SUPER WINDY…HARD TO GET GOOD NEWS THINKING OF JOINING MY FAMILY AT THE MOTEL 6
UPDATE 1:10PM -A LOT MORE SMOKE AN ASH COMING FROM THE NORTH EAST..
As of 12:30pm, the road into SEH from RSF is closed. You cannot get back into SEH.
UPDATE 12:30-DISCOVERY HILLS RESIDENTS ARE NOW ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME…THIS IS A GOOD SIGN FOR SEH. AS DISCOVERY HILLS WAS EVACUATED AS A RESULT OF THE 100 ACRE FIRE THAT ALSO CAUSED THE SEH EVACUATION AT 2AM.
GOOD ONLINE SOURCE FOR FIRE NEWS http://fireblog.signonsandiego.com/
UPDATE 11:46- THINGS LOOK GOOD, WIND DIRECTIONS IS PREFERABLE, NO SIGN OF FLAMES. I CAN SEE FIRE CREWS ON THE TOP OF MT. WITNEY NORTH EAST OF SEH JUST PAST AND ABOVE THE NEW FIRE STATION. SOME ASH, SUPER WINDY.
UPDATE 10:38-FIRE IS NOT IN SEH AREA AT THIS TIME. WE ARE AT THE EDGE OF THE SMOKE LINE (A GOOD SIGN) NO ASH FALLING, SUPPER WINDY. I CAN NOT SEE ANY FLAMES..LOW ON GAS AND TIRED OF RIDING MY BIKE SO UPDATES FROM VIEW SPOTS ARE MEASURED ENDEAVORS.
UPDATE: 9:55 I HAVE NOT SEEN FLAMES AGAIN ON TOP OF MT WITNEY …BUT SMOKE IS NOW OVER SEH AND SOME ASH IS FALLING, 25% OF OUR YOUNG TREES HAVE BLOWN OVER.
UPDATE:7:30 I CAN SEE FLAMES ON THE COMMUNICATIONS TOWER ON THE TOP OF MT WITNEY THE HIGHEST POINT IN COASTAL NORTH COUNTY. THEY LOOK TO BE FLAIRE UPS FROM EARLIER CORONADO HILLS FIRE
4AM UPDATE: Things look promising in SEH…not to much smoke and no visible flames to the east at 5 am. Qusthaven residents have confirmed that San Marcos fire department made a stand in a windy gap at the new fire station at the crest of the new road to help protect San Elijo Hills.
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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT SUNRISE MONDAY 10.22