Daily Archives: May 15, 2014

Officials detail damage from Carlsbad fire

Officials detail damage from Carlsbad fire


[trib_ndn vid=26095249]CARLSBAD, Calif. — Firefighters worked through the night, cutting containment lines around 60 percent of a wind-driven brush fire that forced thousands of evacuations and destroyed more than two dozen residential units in Carlsbad, officials said Thursday morning.

Carlsbad FireAbout 300 firefighters were working Thursday to complete the containment line around the fire, Carlsbad Fire Department Chief Mike Davis said. The eastern area of the fire was still not controlled, but crews had prevented the fire from growing, Davis said.

The so-called Poinsettia Fire broke out for unknown reasons shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near Poinsettia Lane and Alicante Road, just east of El Camino Real. Winds quickly pushed the flames about 400 acres and west toward neighborhoods and some high-tech businesses.

An 18-unit apartment complex, four single family homes and two commercial structures were destroyed Wednesday, Carlsbad Fire Department Chief Mike Davis said. Six other homes and two vehicles…

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More evacuations ordered near San Marcos

More evacuations ordered near San Marcos


[trib_ndn vid=26095224]SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Authorities ordered hundreds of new evacuations early Thursday as a 700-acre fire that has burned at least four homes south of state Route 78 near Cal State San Marcos continued to burn out control, authorities said.

The latest round of evacuation orders were sent via text, emails and phone calls to residents in the areas of Questhaven, Harmony Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Thousands In San Marcos, CaliforniaGrove and parts of Elfin Forest in San Marcos and neighboring unincorporated areas of the county, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The so-called Cocos Fire — initially designated the Washingtonia Fire — broke out for unknown reasons in the area of Cocos Drive about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Cal Fire. The state firefighting agency said early today it has confirmed that three structures were destroyed and one was damaged by the fire.

It was one of several fires to erupt within hours of…

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Fire continues to burn out of control in San Marcos

Fire continues to burn out of control in San Marcos


[trib_ndn vid=26095203]SAN MARCOS, Calif. — A hillside fire damaged or destroyed several buildings and blackened about 450 acres south of state Route 78 Wednesday, prompting evacuations for about 21,600 residents in surrounding areas and at nearby Cal State San Marcos.

The blaze erupted for unknown reasons in the area of Cocos Drive about 3:45 p.m. As of about 10:30 p.m., Cal Fire officials said it was 0 percent contained.

Campus administrators cleared everyone off the university campus. The campus will remain closed through Friday and this weekend’s commencement ceremonies have been canceled, according to university officials.

San Marcos FireDeputies evacuated residents from the all neighborhoods south of San Marcos Boulevard, including Coronado Hills, Discovery Hills, Discovery Meadows, Lake San Marcos and North San Elijo Hills.

About 600 additional mandatory evacuation notices were later issued in the San Marcos area. Those affected are in Elfin Forest, and in the Indian Road, Crestwind Road…

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Wildfires cause school districts to close Thursday

Wildfires cause school districts to close Thursday


SAN DIEGO — Schools in more than 30 districts around San Diego County are scheduled to be closed Thursday because of the wildfires that broke out around the region Wednesday including the San Diego Unified School District.

According to the San Diego County Office of Education, all campuses will be closed in the Bonsall Union, Cardiff, Carlsbad Union, Dehesa, Del Mar Union, Encinitas Union, Escondido Union Elementary, Escondido Union High, Fallbrook Union Elementary, Fallbrook Union High, Grossmont Union High and Lakeside Union districts.

School fire graphicOther closures for Thursday are planned for the La Mesa-Spring Valley, Santee, Lemon Grove, Oceanside Unified, Poway Unified, Ramona Unified, Rancho Santa Fe, San Dieguito Union High, Francis Parker School, Horizon Christian Academy and San Marcos Unified district schools.

Also, schools in the San Pasqual Union, Solana Beach, Vallecitos, Valley Center-Pauma Unified and Vista Unified districts will not be open Thursday.

Other schools include: Coronado Unified…

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Family returns to burned home, finds dog

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[trib_ndn vid=26094951]CARLSBAD, Calif. – A family returned to their Carlsbad home to find it completely destroyed by a wildfire Wednesday, but all they were doing was smiling.

Anya Bannash’s family was evacuated from their Carlsbad home on the 5900 block of Black Rail Road Wednesday morning after a wildfire tore through the canyons.

Fox 5’s cameras were rolling as the fire torched the two-story home.


When Bannash’s family was allowed to return to the neighborhood in the afternoon and they stood watching the remaining structure smoldering – to their surprise -, their dog “Rocky” came running out from bushes and into their arms.

“[Our house is full of] materials we can eventually get again, but as far as our family and pets – you can’t just come up with another Rocky or family,” Rocky’s owner told Fox5.

Rocky suffered burns to his backside.

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