Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by trigger, May 13, 2014.
20,000 houses evacuated.
400-acre wildfire fueled by winds, low humidity and high temperatures was burning Tuesday afternoon near a high school in San Diego County, prompting evacuations.
The fire broke out at about 10:45 a.m. near Del Norte High School in 4S Ranch, a community east of Rancho Santa Fe, said Lee Swanson, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman.
Bernardo Fire Burns 700 Acres, Prompts Evacuations
Cal Fire crews updated damage done by fire as of 4 p.m. at 700 acres
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Tragic! prayers for all affected!
In the video I'm watching, the winds are just fueling the fire.
SDFD ‏@SDFD · 2m
#BernardoFire 800 acres burned. 5% contained.
Abbie Alford ‏@AbbieCBS8 · 9m
SPOTTED: Del Mar Fairgrounds is animal evacuation center #BernardoFire @cbs8 pic.twitter.com/sv5Aps0HX7
Helen Woodward ‏@HWAC · 21m
400+ animals relocated in under 3 hours. All thanks to volunteers. We are so grateful to our #SanDiego community. #bernardofire
10News ‏@10News · 5m
NEW EVACUATION ORDERS | Please RT to spread the word #BernardoFire pic.twitter.com/loQLaqIUyH
Another good link to follow.
Let the winds die down tonight so they can contain this fire!
This is so bad. Thanks for link above sandiego6 has a live blog.
MAP OF ROAD CLOSURES | 20,000+ homes under evacuation orders. Avoid these roads #BernardoFire pic.twitter.com/UgooPAyuKm
10News ‏@10News · 42s
Fire officials: 5,000 homes - not 20,000 homes - evacuated #BernardoFire
San Diego POA ‏@SDPOA · 30s
@SDSheriff Gore states 5,000 homes not 20,000 homes evacuated. #BernardoFire
10News ‏@10News · 2m
Fire officials: At this time, the fire seems to have died down...the largest part of the emergency has passed #BernardoFire
Well that is good news!
Glad the fire is dying down but that happened earlier and the winds started up again.
Just listened to the presser, they do not know how it started but only 5000 homes evacuated.
SDFD ‏@SDFD · 14m
#BernardoFire 5200 homes in the county and 300 in the City of San Diego. No structures lost.
No lives lost either. Earlier they were dropping fire retardant on homes too. May the wind die down to nothing tonight and this fire is better contained through the night.
10News ‏@10News · 2m
EVACUATION UPDATE: All city of San Diego residents can now return to their homes! RT to spread the word
God Bless San Diego Firefighters!
CAL FIRE PIO Berlant ‏@CALFIRE_PIO · 1h
New acreage update on #BernardoFire in San Diego County. Fire is now 1,548 acres & 25% contained. 3 minor injuries. No structures destroyed.
There are fires all over San Diego County now. The biggest new one, with structures burning, is in Carlsbad (Poinsettia x El Camino Real); there's one in Escondido, in Fallbrook, Pala, and in Camp Pendleton.
At 2:19pm: 100 degrees/3-4% relative humidity/winds to 25mph
edited to add photo:
That's quite a photo coastal! My husband is there this week. (It's his hometown). Prayers for everyone involved!
I'm a San Diego local, the Bernardo Fire that started yesterday is just across the freeway from us. My boyfriend and I have family in Fallbrook,Carlsbad and Oceanside. It's very scary here! Memories of the 2003 fires are flooding back
Here's a twitter link updating on all the fires. All six of them. Wow. Be safe everyone. Carlsbad fire has destroyed 30 homes now.