Lilac, San Diego County

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  • Incident Name: Lilac, San Diego County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE MVU
  • Size (acres): 4,100
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: December 16, 2017
  • Personnel: 84
  • Structures Destroyed: 157

Lilac 5, Monte Vista Unit, Cal Fire. One mile east of Bonsall, CA. Chaparral, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

December 14, 2017 at 7:20 AM

Crews are continuing to mop up and rehabilitate existing firelines.

December 13, 2017 at 7:47 AM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 will be transitioning to the local unit this morning. Residents may return to their homes now that the mandatory evacuation order has been lifted. CAL FIRE and San Diego County Fire damage assessment teams have completed inspections.

Rancho Monserate Country Club will remain closed to everyone except residents with identification.

December 12, 2017 at 9:16 AM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 is in unified command with, North County Fire Protection District and the San Diego County Sheriff Department.

Residents may return to their homes now that the mandatory evacuation order has been lifted. This includes Hwy 76 and all the affected areas of the fire.

CAL FIRE and San Diego County Fire damage assessment teams have completed inspections.

December 11, 2017 at 6:47 AM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 is in unified command with Vista Fire Department, North County Fire Protection District and the San Diego County Sheriff Department. Residents may return to their homes now that the mandatory evacuation order has been lifted. This includes Hwy 76 and all the affected areas of the fire.

Firefighters continue to harden and increase containment lines. Red Flag Warnings are still in effect until 8PM tonight, but firefighters will continue to patrol the fire’s area for any hot spots throughout the evening.

CAL FIRE and San Diego County Fire damage assessment teams continue their inspections.

December 8, 2017 at 6:25 PM

CAL FIRE announced that residents who live in portions of North County affected by the Lilac Fire can return home, as of 5 p.m. Friday.

An evacuation order covering parts of Vista, Fallbrook and Oceanside was downgraded to an evacuation warning, meaning that residents can return home in the below listed areas. Residents need to stay on high alert through the weekend as weather conditions can quickly shift.

West of Wilshire Rd. to North River Road.
South of North River Road from Wilshire to Holly Lane.
South of Holly Lane from North River Road to Mission Rd.
South of Little Gopher Canyon Road to Sagewood Road.
South of Dentro De Lomas at Nors Ranch Road.
Via Maria Elena South of Camino Del Rey.
Camino Del Rey South of Bobritt Lane.
Aquaduct Road South of Via Ulner Way.
North of Tumbleweed Lane between Sleeping Indian Road and Olive Hill Road.
South Mission north of Hellers Bend. Sunset Grove Road north of Via Encinos.
Alta Vista Drive north of Palomar Drive. Linda Vista Drive north of La Canada Road.
Knottwood Way north of Flowerwood Lane.
Gird Road north of Mary Lewis Drive.
Sage Road north of Brodea Lane.


December 8, 2017 at 4:55 PM

December 8, 2017 at 8:09 AM

Firefighters continue to make progress & assess damage. The fire remains 4,100 acres & 0% contained. At least 65 structures have been destroyed.

December 7, 2017 at 9:10 PM

New evacuation orders:

South of Reche Rd.
North of Burma Rd.
East of Camp Pendleton Eastern Fence Line
West of Green Canyon Rd.

December 7, 2017 at 8:16 PM

The fire is growing at a dangerous rate of spread with structures threatened. Five structures have been destroyed & an unknown amount has been damaged.

CAL FIRE IMT-1 (Gouvea) has been ordered.

December 7, 2017 at 7:36 PM

The fire is now 3,600 acres & 0% contained.

December 7, 2017 at 5:18 PM

New mandatory evacuation orders:
South of Burma Rd.
East of Wilshire
North of N. River Rd.
West of S. Mission Ave

December 7, 2017 at 4:22 PM

A temporary evacuation center has been set up at Great Oak High School at 32555 Deer Hollow Way, Temecula, CA. Pechanga Casino will not be an evacuation center.

December 7, 2017 at 3:46 PM

New evacuation orders:
South of Hwy 76
West of I-15 Freeway
North of Gopher Canyon Rd,
East of East Village Way & Mission Rd.

December 7, 2017 at 3:42 PM

The fire is now 2,000 acres & 0% contained.

December 7, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Photo courtesy @TaiLMarkus at the Guajome Park Academy

No Divert on aircraft for life safety

CAL FIRE IMT-1 (Gouvea) has been ordered

People w/ livestock are encouraged to evacuate due to #LilacFire. @DMFairgrounds are opening up to accept the animals. Anyone needing assistance with evacuations is asked to call DAS at 619-236-2341.

The fire is growing at a dangerous rate of spread with 1,000 structures threatened. Five structures have been destroyed and an unknown amount have been damaged. Hwy 76 is closed in both directions.

Cal Fire San Diego: We are exercising our agreement with the military to utilize their helicopters for firefighting operations. Also, we are exercising our agreement with San Diego Fire-Rescue to utilize their helicopter for night flying operations.

A temporary evacuation point has been set up at the Carlsbad Forum.

New evacuation orders are in effect: South of Camino Del Rey North of Gopher Canyon Rd. East of E. Vista Way West of I-15 Freeway

Lilac Fire evacuees can go to the East Valley Community Center (2245 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido). We are working with @sdhumane to be able to care for any pets evacuated with their families

New evacuation warnings are in effect: North of Pala Rd. South of Reche Rd. West of I-15 Freeway East of Green Canyon Rd. & W. Mission Rd.

Evacuation orders in effect: North of W. Lilac Rd. South of Hwy 76 East of S. Mission Rd. West Of I-15 Freeway.

Mandatory evacuations in the area of W. Lilac Rd. & Sullivan Middle School.

Road Closures: Old Hwy 395 between W. Lilac Rd. & Hwy 76