Tuesday, October 23, 2007
NEW: SUSPECTED LOOTERS ARRESTED!!!!!
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department reports that two 18-year-olds were arrested overnight. They are suspected of looting in the Ramona area.
NEW: FIRE WEATHER ALERT
There is a Wind Advisory in effect for the coast, inland and mountain communities until 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 23. A Red Flag Warning has been issued until 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 for the coast, inland and mountain locations. A High Wind Warning is in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 23 for the inland and mountain areas.
NEW: POWER OUT FOR 25,000 CUSTOMERS
According to SDG&E, about 25,000 customers are without power. It is not known at this time when power will be restored. There are about 58 fire-related outages around the county. Around 3:00 a.m., a significant number of transmission lines went out of service around the Miguel Mountain area in Rancho Santa Fe.
NEW: MANDATORY EVACUATIONS
Reverse 911 calls were sent out at the request of Lakeside Fire at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday for all of Wildcat Canyon and Muth Valley south to Willow Road. Evacuations are mandatory and 3,780 calls were sent out. Evacuees are directed to Santana High School.
NEW: FALLBROOK EVACUATIONS
All of Fallbrook has been ordered to evacuate. At least 100 structures have burned in that area. The Sheriff's Department reported at 3:04 a.m. Tuesday that the Fallbrook fire is moving east toward De Luz Road.
NEW: MANDATORY REVERSE 911 CALLS ISSUED
Mandatory reverse 911 calls were issued at 3:12 a.m. for North Jamul and Indian Springs. The fire is located near Highway 94. The evacuation center for residents in this area is Qualcomm Stadium. Reverse 911 calls were made to 1,549 residents.
NEW: HORSES & GOATS IN SPRING VALLEY NEED TO BE RESCUED
Horse trailers are needed to rescue 31 horses and about 15 goats. These animals will also need a place to be boarded. The animals are currently located at the Diamond T Ranch in Spring Valley at 9061 Avocado Road. If you can help transport any of these animals, please call: 619-715-1395.
NEW: MANDATORY EVACUATION - THE LA JOLLA INDIAN RESERVATION
A Mandatory Evacuation order has been issued for the La Jolla Indian Reservation near Palomar Mountain. A structure there is on fire and has started a brush fire, burning approximately 150 acres so far. Several structures have burned in that area near SR 76. Harrah's Casino is the evacuation center for residents in that area.
NEW: MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN EASTLAKE
Mandatory evacuations have been announced for the area of Highway 125 and San Miguel Road south of Sweetwater Reservoir. Evacuated residents are being told to go to the Chula Vista High School Youth Center (campus of Chula Vista High School, 465 L Street).
GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER REQUESTS FEDERAL AID
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has requested that President Bush declare a state of emergency for San Diego and other Southern California counties, including federal assistance, debris removal and protective measures. Mayor Jerry Sanders has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be providing 25,000 cots and 25,000 blankets to those forced to evacuate due to the fires. FEMA will also start reimbursements as soon as possible.
MILITARY HOTLINE FOR FIRE INFORMATION
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar has established a hotline for their Marines, sailors and their families to get information pertaining to closures and other important fire-related information, officials said. The hotline can be reached at (858) 577-9090.
RICE FIRE UPDATE
Approximately 1,000 acres have burned in the Rice Fire located in Fallbrook, according to the North County Fire District. The containment level was unknown. Trailer homes have been lost in the Valley Oaks Trailer Park, and condos were destroyed at Pala Mesa Village near the golf course. A mandatory evacuation is under effect, and residents are being told to go to San Clemente State Park.
HARRIS FIRE UPDATE
According to fire officials, the Harris Fire has burned about 25,000 acres, with a western border at San Miguel Mountain and a northern border moving toward Barrett Lake Road.
ENCINITAS MANDATORY EVACUATIONS
The Encinitas Fire Department has ordered the mandatory evacuation of the area east of Rancho Santa Fe Road and north of El Camino del Norte. Evacuees can go to the Encinitas Senior and Community Center at 1140 Oak Crest Park Drive.
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS UPDATE
Mandatory evacuations now include east of Black Mountain Road west to the ocean, with the northern boundary at Del Dios Highway and the southern boundary near SR 56.
QUALCOMM STADIUM FOOD UPDATE
City officials are requesting that NO more food donations be delivered to the Qualcomm Stadium evacuation center tonight. However, food donations will be needed again tomorrow morning. The city is also seeking a refrigerated trailer to store donated food on site. Anyone with such a trailer can call (619) 236-6167.
CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST CLOSED
The Cleveland National Forest has been closed until further notice due to the ongoing wildfires. Unauthorized civilian entry to any of the forest’s lands, roads or trails is prohibited.
Fire officials say so far 500 homes and 100 businesses have been destroyed by the wildfires in San Diego County. DEL MAR MANDATORY EVACUATIONS
Evacuations have been ordered for the following areas: South of Del Dios Highway, north of Sorrento Valley Road and west of Black Mountain Road to the ocean. Evacuees are being advised to go to centers at Carlsbad High School, Encinitas Senior and Community Center and Qualcomm Stadium. CHULA VISTA MANDATORY EVACUATIONS
Chula Vista police are using the reverse 911 system to notify residents in the Bella Lago community in the eastern side of Chula Vista and the south eastern side of Spring Valley (bordering the northern side of Chula Vista) of MANDATORY EVACUATIONS. Chula Vista residents can call (619) 397-6399 for a recorded message. An evacuation center has been opened at the Chula Vista Community Youth Center (campus of Chula Vista High School, 465 L Street). The Woods at Eastlake, areas of San Miguel Ranch and areas of Rolling Hills Ranch are under VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS. SD APARTMENT ASSOCIATION ISSUES PLEA
The San Diego County Apartment Association is asking landlords with available rentals to contact them to assist in the housing of evacuees. http://www.sdcaa.com UPDATED EVACUATION HELP IN EL CAJON
Press Release from Monica Zech, Public Information Officer Read Here >> MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR CREST AND HARBISON CANYON: Mandatory evacuations are underway in Crest and Harbison Canyon.
ADVISORY EVACUATIONS FOR DEL MAR AREA
Officials have issued an advisory evacuation for the following streets:
East side of Crest Road
San Dieguito Road
Residents in all other neighborhoods within Del Mar are encouraged to prepare to evacuate to Qualcomm.
EMERGENCY CHILD CARE: Emergency child care will be available at the following San Diego Unified School District child development centers for district families, students and employees:
Logan CDC FOOD AND SUPPLIES NEEDED IN DEL MAR: The evacuation center in Del Mar is in need of food and supplies, particularly pillows, blankets, sleeping bags.
ESCONDIDO UPDATE: Evacuees will not be allowed back into homes for at least 24 hours.
SD COUNTY LIBRARY CLOSURES: All locations of the San Diego County Library system will be closed on Tuesday, October 23 because of the wildfires covering considerable portions of the county.
DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS: As of 5pm, the Del Mar Fairgrounds is unable to receive additional clients with special needs as they are at full capacity. The City of Oceanside has opened a shelter at El Camino High School, 400 Rancho Del Oro, Oceanside for these evacuees. NAVY UPDATE: There is additional room at Naval Base San Diego for active duty military personnel, and their families. Sailors and their families should report to the Admiral Prout field house at Naval Base San Diego for evacuation housing. Click here for more information>>
FREEWAY CLOSURE UPDATES: Interstate 15 is closed from north of SR 56 to the lower 79 in both directions.
* Please also be advised of these additional closures throughout the county:
* SR-67 northbound and southbound from Vigilante Road to Highland Valley Road
* SR-76 eastbound and westbound from East Vista Way
* SR-78 eastbound and westbound from SR-79 in Santa Ysabel to Haverford Road in Ramona
* SR-79 northbound and southbound from SR-78 to SR-76
* SR-94 eastbound and westbound from Steele Canyon to two miles east of Harris Ranch Road
* Northbound I-15 from 78 to Rainbow Valley
* Southbound I-15 from 79 to El Norte Parkway
MAYOR SANDERS ISSUES PLEA FOR DONATIONS: San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has issued a plea for donated blankets, cots and food items for those displaced by the wildfires at Qualcomm Stadium. The Stadium is filling rapidly, and displaced residents and responder teams are in dire need of food and supplies. Anyone with a large surplus of blankets and/or cots, or a restaurant that wishes to donate prepared food, please call (858) 663-8838. Click here for additional information >>
NORTH COUNTY EVACUATIONS LIFTED: Mandatory Evacuations have been LIFTED in San Marcos for San Elijo Hills and Coronado Hills.
FIESTA ISLAND SHELTER OPENED: As of 4 p.m. on October 22, 2007, Fiesta Island has been opened to accept up to 500 owners and animals (livestock). This location will be staffed by Park and Recreation employees and Park Rangers. SOUTH SHORES SHELTERS OPENED: South Shores and Ski Beach are open for individuals with motorhomes. Park and recreation employees along with lifeguards will be staffing these areas. PHARMACY INFORMATION: For displaced residents who need to fill a prescription, you can go to any Rite Aid and fill your prescription. For more information, please call: 1-800-RITEAID.
I-15 CLOSURE: Interstate 15 is shut down from the scales to Highway 76, at Via Rancho Parkway to Highway 56, between State Route 78 and Ted Williams Parkway and State Route 78 to State Route 163.
EVACUATION INFO FOR SCRIPPS RANCH
As of 1:45 p.m. mandatory evacuations are in effect for the following areas:
Everything south of Scripps Poway Parkway
North of MCAS Miramar
East of Interstate 15
West of Highway 67.
Qualcomm Stadium is the evacuation point. They have capacity there. They need donations of cots, blankets, tents, personal hygiene/comfort items and stuffed animals for kids at Qualcomm.
HOMES COMPLETELY DESTROYED
Please note: The following homes have been confirmed destroyed by News 8 reporters on the ground. This list is not official, or complete.
Rancho Bernardo Area
The following are address located in the 17,000 Block of Valladares Drive: 17616, 17788, 17848, 17635, 17605
18013, 17995, 17987, 17961, 11488, 11449
11552, 11533, 11523, 11512
11478, 11479, 11469, 11468, 11464, 11458, 11459
17885, 17864, 17865, 17816, 17824, 17808
17796, 17792, 17788, 17782, 17776
11517, 11534, 11537, 11524
18682, 18683, 18689, 18697, 18667, 18666,18658, 18642, 18621
Sun Maiden Court
18181, 18187 (mostly destroyed)
Several condos (La Terraza)
17616, 17788, 17848, 17635, 17605
18285 (mostly destroyed, some items saved)
Country Day Road:
14326, 14310, 14325, 14342
Twisted Ranch Road
14341, 14366, 14386, 14376
3510, 3522, 3542
Terra Vista Place
3919, 3925, 3932, 3965
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It is just Tuesday and more high winds are expected.
FEMA is expected to be there today with Chertoff making an appearance, we will see what if any help they will provide to this massive disaster.