Moving fire triggers evacuations in San Diego County


A fast-moving brush fire near Bonsall has charred 150 acres, destroyed two buildings and damaged 12 others and prompted mandatory evacuations in the area.

Cal Fire Deputy Chief Dave Nissen said 700 firefighters were were on the scene, along with firefighting helicopters, and additional aircraft from the Navy and Marines would be available Friday morning. "There have been casualties". The blaze appears to be moving and growing extremely rapidly. It's unclear where those horses came from. "They turned horses loose to keep them out of the fire and they [were] running around on the track-that's what I heard". "They had to move the horses out of the stalls".

Firefighters battled other huge fires in the state as well. Several people in the area's horse community put out word, via social media, that experienced horse people were being asked to go to the fairgrounds to assist with housing the animals.

Officials in Del Mar said evacuees are encouraged to bring bedding, feed and horse identification.

Steve Rothblum, who works closely with trainer Doug O'Neill, said their stable got "six to 15" horses off the property before sheriff's officials put a halt to traffic because of the flames.

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Britney Eurton, a reporter with horse-racing channel TVG, tweeted that Del Mar officials were preparing to take in as many San Luis Rey horses as possible. This is the latest among wind-driven fires plaguing Southern California.

Brown said the Lilac Fire has threatened thousands of structures and critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of residents. & Sullivan Middle School in San Diego County due to the Lilac Fire.

The blaze erupted amid gusty, arid Santa Ana conditions just west of Interstate 15 and north of Lilac Road in Pala Mesa about 11:15 a.m., according to Cal Fire. Pacific. At 2:30 p.m., highway 76 was closed in both directions.

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