Above: The view of the Lilac Fire as seen from an HPWREN camera on Red Mountain near Fallbrook, CA, looking south at about 1:45 p.m. PST December 7, 2017.
(UPDATED at 4:25 p.m. PST December 7, 2017)
CAl FIRE reports that the Lilac Fire south of Temecula, CA has grown to 2,500 acres. New evacuation order: South of Hwy 76, West of I-15 Freeway, North of Gopher Canyon Rd, East of East Vista Way & Mission Rd.
Two civilian burn victims were treated & transported.
(All articles on Wildfire Today about the Lilac Fire can be found HERE.)
A temporary evacuation point has been set up at the Carlsbad Forum, and a temporary evacuation center has been established at Great Oak High School, 32555 Deer Hollow Way, Temecula, CA.
Approximately 20 structures have been destroyed.
A horrible sight in San Diego’s North County. The fast-moving #LilacFire ripped through homes in Bonsall, burning the structures to the ground.
We have live, continuing coverage here: https://t.co/9nrs2wwmVu pic.twitter.com/86m5YHTjuT
— #NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) December 8, 2017
Chilling images from SkyFOX
Monserate mobile estates near Bonsall
— FOX 5 San Diego (@fox5sandiego) December 8, 2017
(UPDATED at 2:40 p.m. PST December 7, 2017)
The Lilac Fire south of Temecula, CA “is growing at a dangerous rate of spread with 1,000 structures threatened”, a spokesperson for CAL FIRE said at 2:25 p.m. Five structures have been destroyed and Highway 76 is closed in both directions.
In addition to federal and state aircraft working the fire now, CAL FIRE is making arrangements to use military helicopters from Camp Pendleton and Naval Air Station North Island during the day and night flying helicopters from San Diego Fire-Rescue.
— Ed Joyce (@EdJoyce) December 7, 2017
(UPDATED at 2:23 p.m. PST December 7, 2017)
(UPDATED at 2:04 p.m. PST December 7, 2017)
CAL FIRE reported at 1:51 p.m. PST that the Lilac Fire south of Temecula has grown to 500 acres. New evacuation orders have been issued for “North of Camino Del Rey, West of I-15 Freeway, South of W. Lilac Rd. to Mission Rd.”. New evacuation warnings are in effect for “North of Pala Rd., South of Reche Rd., West of I-15 Freeway, East of Green Canyon Rd. & W. Mission Rd.”
(Updated at 1:48 p.m. PST December 7, 2017)
Here are a couple of photos of a new fire in southern California — the Lilac Fire south of Temecula near the intersection of Interstate 15 and Route 76. Both of these photos are looking south, so it appears that an east or northeast wind is pushing the fire to the west away from the freeway.
A spokesperson for CAL FIRE said at 12:38 p.m. it was 100 to 150 acres. Mandatory evacuations are in effect in the area of W. Lilac Rd. and Sullivan Middle School. Two structures have been destroyed and 12 damaged.
Below is what they are calling a “live stream” of the Lilac Fire from an HPREN camera on Red Mountain northwest of the fire. The image appears to update about every minute or so. If it does not refresh after a couple of minutes, reload this page.
At 11:55 a.m. PST a weather station in Fallbrook recorded 75 degrees, relative humidity of 6 percent, and an ENE wind at 15 mph gusting to 32.
On the map above, that clump of light-colored structures southwest of the I. 15/Route 76 intersection is a densely packed trailer park.
— #NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) December 7, 2017
— BreakingNNow (@BreakingNNow) December 7, 2017