Multiple fires threaten San Diego area in early start to season

Update: San Diego Fires

Latest updates from officials on San Diego's May Firestorm

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    The latest information on the San Diego fires from Cal Fire offiicals:

    Cocos Fire – San Marcos & Escondido

    • 1,995 acres
    • 100 percent contained as of 7 p.m. Thursday
    • Damage: 36 homes, 1 commercial building damaged or destroyed, per city officials
    • Cause of fire: under investigation
    • All evacuations lifted (including Coronado Hills) by 11 a.m. Sunday
    • All road closures lifted by 11 a.m. Sunday
    • San Marcos Emergency Operations Center deactivated as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday
    • City of San Marcos released updated repopulation plan and map Saturday night
    • No injuries
    • Evacuation shelters at Mission Hills High School and Escondido High School closed Saturday
    • Cost to Date:$6,208,443
       

    Combat, Las Pulgas, Tomahawk Fires – Camp Pendleton - collectively the Basilone Complex:

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    Combat Fire (formerly Talega Fire and also known as San Mateo Fire):

    • 1,500 acres
    • 97 percent contained as of Sunday night
    • All evacuations lifted

    Las Pulgas Fire:

    • 15,000 acres
    • 75 percent contained as of Sunday night
    • All evacuations lifted

    Tomahawk Fire:

    • 5,400 acres
    • 100 percent contained as of Sunday night
    • All evacuations lifted

    Collectively, these three fires -- now known as the Basilone Complex -- burned nearly 22,000 acres, or 18 percent of the base, according to the latest assessment.


    Poinsettia Fire – Carlsbad:

    • 600 acres
    • 100 percent contained as of 5 p.m. Saturday
    • 8 single family homes were destroyed or damaged, 3 other homes sustained minor damage, an 18-unit apartment building was destroyed, an 18-unit apartment building was damaged, 2 commercial buildings destroyed/substantially was damaged, 1 modular building was destroyed
    • Cause of fire: under investigation
    • All evacuations lifted as of Thursday evening
    • As of Friday morning, there were three points where Carlsbad Police Department was still controlling access to residents for safety reasons: Black Rail Poinsettia, Black Rail Sapphire and Poinsettia Brigantine
    • Damage: $22.5 million and counting
    • The Carlsbad Police Department has established a Tip Hotline for the Poinsettia Fire. If you have any information regarding the origin of the fire or suspicious activity or persons who may be involved with the starting of the fires, please call (760) 602-7599 or email PoinsettiaFire@carlsbadca.gov
    • The City of Carlsbad’s Faraday Administration Center (1635 Faraday Ave.) will be open Monday at 7:30 a.m. to help fire victims who need assistance with housing and rebuilding


    Highway Fire in Bonsall, Fallbrook area:

    • 441 acres
    • 100 percent contained as of 6 p.m. Saturday
    • No homes destroyed or damaged
    • Cause of fire: under investigation
    • Heavy fuels have not burned since Gopher Canyon Fire (1970)
    • Damage: $916,692

    River Fire in Oceanside:

    Bernardo Fire:

    • 1,548 acres
    • 100 percent contained
    • 50 structures were threatened
    • 3 injuries, per Cal Fire
    • Evacuations lifted
    • Official cause: backhoe working on construction project

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