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Sunday, May 12, 2013

CA-LKS- Lakeside Fire WUI #BrushFire - Woman Hospitalized and several structures lost. cars burned [Final] #CaFire #WildFire

 According to fire officials, One woman with critical burns was transported to UC San Diego Hospital.
Update 1330: Lakeside IC reporting containment line around fire. HazMat still enroute to investigate burning construction materials in the burn area.
Update 1250: Shortly before 1 p.m. Lakeside Fire confirmed the forward spread of the brush fire had stopped. Red Cross being requested for displaced fire victims. Crews likely on-scene all day due to heavy overhaul. Water tenders requested.
Location: 13425 Business Highway 8, El Cajon, Hwy 8 Business near Olde Highway 80, east of Los Coches Road in Lakeside.
Reported Date/time: 1200 hrs May 12 2013
IA: Lakeside IC, Immediate need aircraft
ROS: Rapid
ROC: 2 acres, Units on scene reporting heavy fuels, multiple structures already on fire. Need to evacuate multiple residences
Evacuations: Yes
Structures: At least five structures have been damaged or destroyed. 
Concerns: Power in surrounding areas of Lakeside was shut-off for safety reasons. According to SDG&E, more than 1,000 customers are without power. It is expected to be restored by 3:30 p.m.
Injuries: One person is hospitalized(Critical Burns).
Cause: Under Investigation
Resources: MVU ordered an immediate need ST to form up at the scene, Aircraft on order, along with hand crews and water tenders. 
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