Border – San Diego

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  • Incident Name: Border – San Diego
  • Size (acres): 7,609
  • Percent contained: 100%
  • Estimated containment date: July 1, 2016
  • Firefighters assigned: 78
  • Structures destroyed: 16
  • State: California
  • Lead Agency: ANF

Border 3, Monte Vista Unit, Cal Fire. Two miles east of Potrero, CA. Chaparral, dormant brush, and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Trail closures in effect.

June 26, 2016 at 9:11 PM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 will transition the fire back to the CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire Unit at 7:00 am tomorrow morning.

June 26, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines and mop up on the fire.

SDG&E and AT&T continue to make repairs on many of the downed power lines and the replacement of poles. Suppression repair has been implemented and is ongoing.

Residents are asked to listen and follow the direction of the all emergency personnel.

June 25, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Fire activity was minimal today and the constructed line continued to hold. Firefighters continue to strengthening and secure control lines. Suppression repair has begun. SDG&E and AT&T continue to make repairs on many of the downed power lines and communication lines. There is heavy equipment and workers repairing infrastructure so residents are asked to use caution while driving and follow the direction of all emergency personnel.

No current road closures

June 24, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Fire activity was minimal today and the constructed line continued to hold. Firefighters continue to construct containment lines while strengthening and securing control lines. Suppression repair has begun. SDG&E continue to make repairs on many of the downed power lines and the replacement of poles. Residents are asked to listen and follow the direction of the all emergency personnel.

June 24, 2016 at 5:24 PM

The fire storm that occurred during the Border3 Fire has left devastation behind in its path. The impact on the Community of Potrero and the surrounding areas is great. It has not only displaced the residences but the animals as well.

The County of San Diego Animal Control, at the request of Cal OES and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, responded immediately to the fast moving fire. Animal Control launched a herculean effort to assist homeowners in moving their animals to safety. They deployed professional responders to conduct field rescues and assist homeowners with care of their animals that were left behind. They continue to check individual residences for pets and livestock. Animal Control is also assisting the families and their animals which have been displaced at the Red Cross shelter.

Other agencies working with Animal Control include, Border Patrol Horse Detail and the San Diego Humane Society. These agencies together have evacuated 145 animals which include; domestic animals along with small and large livestock. Additionally, cooperating agencies are caring for over 600 animals with food, water and care.

First Responders as well as San Diego County Fire Authority Damage Assessment Teams and Local San Diego Rural Community Emergency Team (SDR CERT) are conducting regular site visits. They are providing and making sure, that the animals are left with food and water and assisting the residences with necessary supplies that they may need.

June 24, 2016 at 7:06 AM

This is still a dynamic and active fire, residents in the surrounding area of the fire should continue to be prepared to evacuate if need be. Mop up and patrol of the fire area will continue for several days, extinguishing the hot spots within the fire perimeter. Drive slowly and cautiously within the areas affected by the Border 3 fire for there will be a heavy presence of fire equipment and fire personnel along the roadways and within the fire area for several days to come.

At 1800 hours on 6/23, all areas that were under an Evacuation Order or Warning were lifted.

Evacuation Center: Los Coches Creek Middle School 9669 Dunbar Ln. El Cajon, CA 92021

Road Closures: There will be three traffic control points restricting access to the fire burn area.

Closure: Located approximately 1 ½ miles north of Highway 94 on Harris Ranch Road – allowing access to all residential locations on Harris Ranch Road.

Closure: Vollmer Road approximately ¼ mile north of Highway 94 at the Y intersection.

Closure: Martin Road approximately ¼ mile west of Highway 94 at the Y intersection. This closure will allow access to residents located on Martin Road.

Structures Destroyed: 5 homes, 11 outbuildings
Structures Damaged: 1 home
Structures Threatened: 200
Cause: Under Investigation
Total Personnel: 1,937

June 23, 2016 at 9:51 PM

Firefighters were able to construct additional control lines along the fires perimeter today. If the control lines are compromised the fire could potentially threaten the communities of Lake Morena, Campo as well as the outlying recreational assets as the fire continues to move north and northeast. Firefighters continue strengthening and securing containment lines. Portions of Portrero were repopulated yesterday and SDG&E continue to make repairs on many of the downed power lines and the replacement of poles. Residents are asked to listen and follow the direction of the all emergency personnel.

June 23, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Tactical firing Operations are being conducted above the north east corner of the Border 3 Fire. These firing operations are one of the many tools used to stop and or slow down the spread of large fires. The firing operation, along with direct perimeter control efforts, will continue throughout the day and night until the objective has been met.

June 23, 2016 at 7:57 AM

The fire still remains a threat to the communities of Lake Morena Village, Campo as well as the outlying recreational assets as the fire continues to move north and northeast. This is still a dynamic and active fire, residents in the surrounding area of the fire should continue to be prepared to evacuate if need be. Fire resources continue to arrive to aid in firefighting efforts.

San Diego County OES completed the damage assessment of the fire area. They identified a total of 5 destroyed homes of which 3 were secondary homes located on the same parcel as the primary homes. Structures Destroyed: 5 Homes, 11 Outbuildings.

At 4:00 pm yesterday most of the community of Potrero was repopulated.

There will be a community meeting at the Los Coches Creek Middle School located at 9669 Dunbar Ln., El Cajon, CA at 7:00 pm today.

June 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Fire is currently burning around the SDG&E power link. The fire still remains a threat to the communities of Lake Morena Village, Campo as well as the outlying recreational assets as the fire continues to move north and northeast. Part of the community of Potrero was repopulated at 4:00 this afternoon. This is still a dynamic and active fire, residents in the surrounding area of the fire should continue to be prepared to evacuate if need be. Fire resources continue to arrive to aid in firefighting efforts.

June 22, 2016 at 4:10 PM

The following Evacuation Order for greater Potrero community will be lifted at 4:00 PM with access for residents only. At 6:00 PM, access will be open to the general public. The following is the affected area where the evacuation order will be lifted; west of Potrero Valley Road at Potrero Valley, west of the General Store located at 25125 Highway 94, including both north and south sides of Highway 94. Also included is the Potrero County Park. Only residents affected within this area, with proper identification, will be allowed back in. All other Evacuation Orders and Warnings will remain in effect.

Road closures that will remain or are new:

Highway 94 at Highway 188 will have a road closure to verify residence until 6:00PM
Potrero Valley Road at Potrero Valley (new)
Highway 94 just west of 25140 Highway 94.(new)
Highway 94 west of Buckman Springs Road (existing)
Buckman Springs Road at Old Buckman Springs (existing)

June 22, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Acreage increase was held at a minimum last night due to the hard work of the firefighters on the line and favorable weather conditions.

Temperatures will remain hot again today however the steep terrain, extremely dry vegetation due to many years of drought, difficult access and low humidity’s continue to produce erratic fire behavior thus challenging control efforts.

The fire continues to move to the north and northeast threatening surrounding communities. Firefighters were successful in constructing additional containment lines last night as well as strengthening the containment lines that were built earlier.

June 22, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Evacuations:

Orders: The San Diego Sheriff has issued evacuation orders for the following communities; Potrero, Forrest Gate, Star Ranch, Cowboy Ranch, Dog Patch, Canyon City and Lake Morena. An evacuation order was also issued for the following area. The area of the evacuation is within the following boundaries; Pacific Crest Trail to the south, Buckman Springs Road to the east from Lake Morena Dr to Morena Valley Road, Moreno Stokes Valley Road (Corral Canyon) at Sky Ranch (Sky Valley Road) to the west and Moreno Stokes Valley Road (Corral Canyon) at Buckman Springs Road to the east.
Warning: Campo

Evacuation Shelter: Los Coches Creek Middle School, 9669 Dunbar Ln., El Cajon, CA 90201

Road Closures: Located at Highway 94 west of Buckman Springs, eastbound 94 at the 188 and Buckman Springs Road at Old Buckman Springs.

Structures Destroyed: 2 residences, 11 outbuildings

June 21, 2016 at 8:21 PM

Even with cooler temperatures, the steep terrain, extremely dry vegetation due to many years of drought, difficult access and low humidity’s continue to produce erratic fire behavior thus hampering control efforts. The fire continues to move to the north and northeast threatening portions of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as well as surrounding communities. Firefighters will continue to construct and strengthen containment lines throughout the night. As well, providing for structure defense and establishing perimeter control.

Evacuations:

Orders: The San Diego Sheriff has issued evacuation orders for the following communities; Potrero, Forrest Gate, Star Ranch, Cowboy Ranch, Dog Patch, Canyon City and Lake Morena. An evacuation order was also issued for the following area. The area of the evacuation is within the following boundaries; Pacific Crest Trail to the south, Buckman Springs Road to the east from Lake Morena Dr to Morena Valley Road, Moreno Stokes Valley Road (Corral Canyon) at Sky Ranch (Sky Valley Road) to the west and Moreno Stokes Valley Road (Corral Canyon) at Buckman Springs Road to the east.
Warning: Campo
Evacuation Shelter: Los Coches Creek Middle School, 9669 Dunbar Ln., El Cajon, CA 90201

Road Closures: Located at Highway 94 west of Buckman Springs, eastbound 94 at the 188 and Buckman Springs Road at Old Buckman Springs.
Structures Destroyed: 4 outbuildings
Structures Threatened: 1000
Cause: Under Investigation
Total Personnel: 1,550
Engines: 115
Handcrews: 30
Airtankers: 4
Helicopters: 6
Water Tenders: 12
Dozers: 8

Conditions: Even with cooler temperatures, the steep terrain, extremely dry vegetation due to many years of drought, difficult access and low humidity’s continue to produce erratic fire behavior thus hampering control efforts. The fire continues to move to the north and northeast threatening portions of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as well as surrounding communities. Firefighters will continue to construct and strengthen containment lines throughout the night. As well, providing for structure defense and establishing perimeter control.

Trail Closures: Pacific Coast Trail
Cooperating Agencies: SDG&E, San Diego County Fire, Border Patrol, Cal Trans, CHP, San Diego Sheriff, BLM, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Red Cross

June 21, 2016 at 1:41 PM San Diego Sheriff Dept. is sending out notice to evacuate Lake Morena Village, west of Buckman Springs Road.

June 21, 2016 at 12:51 PM

PCT closed from mile marker 0.0 to north end at marker 14.0 near Harts Ranch Road/ Big Protrero Truck Trail.

June 20, 2016 at 6:33 PM

Extreme fire behavior spurs explosive growth on the Border Fire, now estimated at 7,500 acres.

June 20, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations are in effect for the community of Potrero, Forest Gate, Star Ranch, Cowboy Ranch, Dog Patch, & Canyon City.

Evacuation Shelter: Campo Elementary School (1654 Buckman Springs Road)

Road Closures: Highway 94 closed

Structures Destroyed: 4 outbuildings
Injuries: 3 firefighters injured (minor)

Conditions: Triple digit temperatures and single digit humidity is creating extreme fire behavior and increased activity is being experienced.

June 20, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Extreme fire behavior and activity. New evacs ordered for Forest Gate, Star Ranch, Cowboy Ranch, Dog Patch, Canyon City, per CAL FIRE San Diego.

June 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Potrero County Park is closed due to the #BorderFire. It’s being used as a staging area for emergency personnel.

June 20, 2016 at 8:42 AM

Per CAL FIRE PIO: The #BorderFire in San Diego County has now burned 1,900 acres and is 5% contained. Potrero remains evacuated. 4 outbuildings destroyed and 3 firefighters injured (heat related).

June 19, 2016 at 11:07 PM

4 Outbuildings Destroyed
1 Firefighter Injured

June 19, 2016 at 8:51 PM

SDIC Red Cross has opened shelter for displaced residents at Campo Elementary School (1654 Buckman Springs Rd).

June 19, 2016 at 7:29 PM

SD Humane Society: Residents of Potretro with pets, please take them with you. Our team will be working with Red Cross shelter.

June 19, 2016 at 7:16 PM

IC reports fire at 1500 acres.

June 19, 2016 at 6:44 PM

The fire is now estimated at 900 acres. Red Cross volunteers are currently at Campo Community Center providing snacks & hydration for those displaced by the fire. All of Potrero remains evacuated.

June 19, 2016 at 4:27 PM

Hwy 94 is closed.

June 19, 2016 at 3:46 PM

Date Started: June 19, 2016 – 11:03 AM
Evacuations: Community of Potrero evacuated.
Evacuation Shelter: Campo Community Center, 976 Sheridan Road, Campo

June 19, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Evacuation center opened at the Campo Community Center, 300 Sheridan Rd.

June 19, 2016 at 2:24 PM

IC reports fire moving in a SE direction towards Potrero. 25 homes being evacuated along Hwy 94 between Emory Rd & Plaskon Rd.