Firefighters make progress on Vallecito Fire northeast of San Diego

Vallecito Fire, August 13 7:14 PM
Vallecito Fire, Aug 13  6:07 PM
Vallecito Fire, Aug 13 6:07 PM +5 hours after strike. Photo by Lone Ranger

The overall containment of the six fires comprising the Vallecito Lightning Complex 40 miles northeast of San Diego has increased to 85 percent. Most of the roads are now open in the area except for access to San Felipe, which is open for residents only.

  • Vallecito Fire: 519 acres 100% contained, located South-East of Julian
  • Wilson Fire: 11,691 acres 75% contained, located near Scissors crossing North-East of Julian
  • Stewart Fire: 10,630 acres 90% contained, located near Scissors crossing North-East of Julian
  • Cooper Fire: 3 acres 100% contained, located near Scissors crossing North-East of Julian
  • Wynola Fire: 3 acres 100% contained, Hwy 79 at Wynola
  • Shoots Fire: less than 1 acre 100% contained, eastern San Diego Co.

A big THANKS goes out to Lone Ranger who sent us these photos taken a five and six hours after the fire started.

Vallecito Fire, August 13  7:14 PM
Vallecito Fire, August 13 7:14 PM. Photo by Lone Ranger

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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