Spreading Wildfire Forces Evacuations in San Diego County

Spreading Wildfire Forces Evacuations in San Diego County

The fire is now at 100-150 acres with zero percent containment, according to Cal Fire. San Diego Fire-Rescue and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton were sending water-dropping helicopters to assist in the firefight. The brush fire broke out just before 11:20 a.m. on Thursday off of I-15 near Hwy 76. 12 buildings have been reportedly damaged.

State Route 76 is closed in both directions. This is the latest among wind-driven fires plaguing Southern California. The nearby Sullivan Middle School and Bonsall High School have been evacuated, along with other nearby areas.

Advised to prepare to possibly leave their homes were residents in areas north of Pala Road, south of Reche Road, and east of Green Canyon and West Mission roads.

'Several' pedestrians hit in Manhattan
Police said the area is safe but to avoid it because of the ongoing collision investigation and traffic congestion. Thursday when a Lincoln Town Car and Ford Explorer collided at Broadway and Liberty Street near Zuccotti Park.

Temporary shelters have been set up at Fallbrook High School, the East Valley Community Center in Escondido, Pechanga Casino and Pala Casino, according to CAL Fire.

The fire has prompted mandatory evacuations west of I-15 and near Old Highway 395.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

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