Sheriff’s deputies arrest woman suspected of looting Bonsall home in Lilac fire evacuation area

San Diego County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 43-year-old woman who they say was looting a Bonsall home in the Lilac fire evacuation area on Saturday, officials say. Sacheen Fawn Silvercloud was arrested on suspicion of burglary during a state of emergency and booked into the Vista Detention Facility. She remained there Sunday with bail set […]

All evacuation orders lifted for Lilac fire

All evacuation orders lifted for Lilac fire

All evacuation orders for the Lilac Fire were lifted today after crews managed etch fire lines around 60 percent of the blaze. All roads were re-opened by about 4 p.m., including state Route 76, which was completely re-opened between Oceanside and Interstate 15. Officials were still restricting access to two areas badly damaged by the […]

Fallbrook, Bonsall schools to be closed Monday due to Lilac fire

Fallbrook, Bonsall schools to be closed Monday due to Lilac fire

Public schools in Fallbrook and Bonsall are expected to be closed Monday as firefighters continue to battle the 4,100-acre Lilac fire, the San Diego County Office of Education has announced. Schools that are part of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, Fallbrook Union High School District and Bonsall Unified School District will be closed, according […]

Eyewitness fire reporting available from ham radio operators

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club live-streams their audio on the Web so anyone can hear the latest eyewitness fire reports, road closure information and related data. The link to their audio stream is: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/1713/?rl=rr On Thursday, December 7, 2017, over 800 people tuned in as the Lilac Fire raged.  

No show Santa Anas bolster Lilac fire containment to 60 percent, some evacuation orders still in place

No show Santa Anas bolster Lilac fire containment to 60 percent, some evacuation orders still in place

Santa Anas failed to show at the 4,100 acre Lilac Fire overnight, giving firefighters an assist as they etched fire lines around 60 percent of the blaze today. More than 1,400 fire personnel entered the fourth day of battling the flames. “Firefighters continue to improve and increase the containment lines,” said the morning Cal Fire […]

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