Southern California fire officials warned Monday that the state should take caution during a brutal fire season that projections suggest could be the worst to hit the region in a century.
“We’re going to have a very volatile fire season,” Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said at a Monday afternoon news conference, who noted it could be the worst in 100 years.
The warning comes nearly a week after a monstrous wildfire began to cut a deadly path through Colorado Springs, killing two people and destroying nearly 500 homes. The Black Forest Fire – themost destructive blaze in Colorado history – was 75 percent contained Monday.
Jamul Primary School
203,000 sq ft. “Hollywood Casino”
At least 1,700 slot machines and 50 gambling tables
2,000 parking spaces
Bars – Lounges – Restaurants
All on 4.5 acres.
Is this what Jamul wants? –
Here’s a link to what they are proposing: http://www.deerhornvalley.net/casino.pdf
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
8:00am – 12:00noon
GOLD SPOTTED OAK BORER (GSOB)
Education Session and Trap Installation
BLM’s Dulzura Sycamore Canyon (Meet at Rancho Jamul to Carpool)
The Gold-spotted oak borer is a non-native pest that is causing great destruction to San Diego County’s native oaks [including Deerhorn Valley]. Come learn about the GSOB and help install a trap that will join the network of those already in place to detect the borer’s presence throughout the county. BLM Biologist Joyce Schlachter will share important information about the borer, oaks, and how you can help.
Meet at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, 14715 Campo Road (Highway 94), Jamul, CA, 91936. Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided. Please wear long pants, at hat, sturdy shoes, sun protection, and bring a water bottle. We will carpool from Rancho Jamul to the project location about 10 minutes away by car.
To RSVP, and for directions or more information, visit http://www.earthdiscovery.org/index.php/sign-up-for-an-event, or contact Cathy Chadwick, email@example.com or call 619-447-4715.
RANCH & GARDEN TOUR PARTICIPANTS: Marge Connors left her turquoise hat with flowered underside on the Tour. Any chance anybody found it?
HOT & DRY — TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS: Still have clearing to finish? (we do). Make sure to keep a water hose nearby. Two of the recent fires near us were started during clearing operations.
The 1200-acre fire near Julian’s Banner Grad was started by gunfire. The U-T has reported, “…the shooters(s) could be on the hook for four injuries, 750 firefighters, 15 engines, etc.” Here’s a link: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/may/31/tp-a-look-for-causes-of-wildfires-turns-up-a/
the fire is now moving north on the Otay Truck Trail, and it is now over 50 acres.
May 22, 2013 (San Diego’s East County)–Firefighters are battling a 7 acre fire in the Alta Rd and Via de la Amistad, by the International border. Per IPN the fire is running uphill, and per scanner traffic there is potential for 300 acres plus.
Cal-Fire and other units are on scene with more hand crews and other teams coming in. At this time there is no structure threat.
If you have information or photos regarding any wildfires or other emergencies in San Diego County, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . To report major breaking news of emergencies you can also call 619-698-7617.
If you have firsthand information please post in the comments section on the article on our website if possible, or email email@example.com.
Check our homepage for updates on these stories and other emergencies at www.EastCountyMagazine.org.
Other resources for emergencies:
Cal Fire San Diego Twitter feed:
Also check the Brush Fire Party Line on Facebook.
Watch for updates at www.EastCountyMagazine.org
SELECT RURAL SAN DIEGO COUNTY CALFIRE AND USFS LINK
CalFire has scheduled a controlled burn today near Rancho Jamul Drive and SR-94 between 9am and 3pm depending upon weather conditions. Smoke will be visible throughout East County.
The controlled fire will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, along state Route 94 near Rancho Jamul Drive, per Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler.
The burn is intended to reduce the fire hazard and enhance 110 acres of habitat, Schuler said. It also will provide firefighter training.
Thanks to CalFire Twitter, Brush Fire Partyline, and Outer Jamul FireSafe Council for the heads’ up and extra info.
“Sooly” has gone missing while her owner was away. Area of Elena Lane and Deerhorn Valley Rd.
She is long-haired, black and white. Last seen on Monday night. If you’ve seen her, please contact Sarah Evosevich at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 466-7415.
Posted by -Kim
DEERHORN VALLEY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
“Promoting a Safe, Inter-Connected, and Vibrant Community”
Please join us on and DeerhornValley.net
NO–COST CHIPPING SERVICE
FOR FUEL (VEGETATION) REDUCTION
THIS SERVICE WILL BE OFFERED TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
S.D. Country Estates
How to get chipping:
1. Call the Fire Safe Council at 619-562-0096, if you do not live in one of the communities listed above.
2. Download our form at: www.firesafesdcounty.org.
3. Return the form by fax to (619) 562-4799 or by mail, 11769 Waterhill Rd., Lakeside, CA 92040.
Material will not be chipped until a request form has been received, and material is stacked and ready.
A maximum service time applies per owner.
Scheduling is subject to many factors including equipment uptime, weather, personnel, geographic grouping of chipping requests,
etc. There is only one crew, county-wide. Your understanding is appreciated in this matter, please call for updates.
In partnership with:
Rev 18 Jul 12 OB
The No-Cost Chipping Service is administered by the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County, an equal opportunity
provider. Funding provided by a National Fire Plan grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of
Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council.
Requirements for Cut Vegetation Materials:
brush or limbs that have been cleared or stacked with a tractor or heavy equipment will not be chipped
brush must be free of mud, rocks, and other debris
no palm, cactus, poison oak, or ice plant will be chipped
maximum six-inch diameter on cut limbs
piles stacked no more than six feet high, and within five feet of chipper access, and with cut ends facing road or
chipper access area
piles must be fully accessible for chipping equipment and crew
chipped material is left on-site, not hauled away
Guidelines for thinning existing vegetation and maintaining different vegetation densities can be found on the Fire Safe
Council of San Diego County’s website at http://
May 3, 2013 (San Diego) — according to the California Highway Patrol CAD system, there is a small vegetation fire on State Route 94 at Kelton. The Offramp has been shut down by the CHP. A brush fire is also reported in Valley Center at Lilac and Sierra Rojo.
Major fires are burning elsewhere in Southern California, always a concern as resources are spread thin to battle multiple blazes amid high-fire danger conditions region-wide.
The Summit Fire in Riverside County is reported by Cal Fire at 65% contained as of six thirty this morning. It has destroyed one structure per Cal Fire and evacuations remain in place.
CHP CAD also reports a brush fire on 15N and Rancho California in Temecula. Depending on the size of the fire (it’s just reported) smoke might be visible from North County communities, especially close to the border such as Pala and Warner Springs.
As of this morning the Spring Valley crested a hill and reached the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu. Containment was reported at 10% but due to weather and fire conditions it’s expected to drop.
Containment means putting lines around a fire, that it has not jumped. Evacuations remain in place. It has damaged fifteen structures, but has not destroyed any, per Cal Fire.
San Diego fire fighters are present at both Banning and Spring Valley.
Additionally, a fire in the Newbury Park area of the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles had reached 8,000 acres as of last night.