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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CA-CBD-Poinsettia WUI Fire 400+ acres 85% Evacuation orders have been lifted

Pointsettia Fire CA-CBD-Pointsettia WUI Fire 

Evacuation orders have been lifted and residents may return to the following areas in Carlsbad:

Carlsbad Poinsettia WUI Fire
Credit: twitter Arielle Neal account 
UPDATE 5/15/14, OSCC 1030: 400 acres, 85%
UPDATE 5/15/14, OSCC 1030: 
Poinsettia, CA-MVU-10165, Carlsbad, San Diego County, 
600 acres, 15% contained
Jurisdiction: LRA 

Fuels Heavy Brush
UPDATE 5/15/14, 9:03: The 400-acre Poinsettia Fire is now 60% contained. Damage assessments continue to be conducted throughout the city.
 Aviara Parkway between Ambrosia Lane and El Camino Real is now open to traffic; however please limit travel as much as possible to keep roads clear for emergency vehicles. Please remain vigilant and follow direction by safety personnel.
 Trash pickup will resume today to accessible neighborhoods. Regularly scheduled pickups will be delayed by one day this week. SDG&E is working collaboratively with local authorities to safely restore power as quickly as possible to those customers affected by the outages.
 Residents with large animals impacted by the fires who need help with their animals should call the County Department of Animal Services emergency line at 619-236-2341.
 City Hall, Faraday Center, Carlsbad Senior Center, Cole Library and the Library Learning Center remain open. Alga Norte, Harding and Stagecoach community centers, Monroe Street Pool and the Dove Library will be closed today.
 Carlsbad’s Bike to Work Day pit stop scheduled for May 16 has been cancelled.
UPDATE 5/15/14, 6:46: Camino Vida Roble between Palomar Airport Road and El Camino Real has been reopened. The following roads in Carlsbad remain closed. Due to the road closures, morning traffic is expected to be congested. Please stay off the roads if possible or use alternate routes. See map.
Aviara from Ambrosia to El Camino Real
El Camino Real from Alga to Palomar Airport Road
Poinsettia from Black Rail to El Camino Real
Palomar Oaks Way
Cassia Road
UPDATE 5/15/14, 6:23: Here is the preliminary structure damage assessment and other updates:22 dwelling units destroyed (including 18 apartments and 4 single family homes)
2 commercial buildings destroyed
6 single family homes damaged
1 structure damaged
2 vehicles damaged
Approximately 300 firefighters on scene
Approximately 50 law enforcement officers on scene
No known injuries
Air quality is affected by the smoke. People are asked to limit outdoor activities.
 UPDATE 5/15/14, 3:20: The following roads in Carlsbad remain closed. Due to the road closures, morning traffic is expected to be congested. Please stay off the roads if possible or use alternate routes. See map.Aviara from Ambrosia to El Camino Real
El Camino Real from Alga to Palomar Airport Road
Camino Vide Robles between Palomar Airport Road and El Camino Real
Poinsettia from Black Rail to El Camino Real
Palomar Oaks Way, south of Palomar Airport Road
Cassia
UPDATE 5/15/14, 00:37: Poinsettia Fire is 50 percent contained. No injuries or deaths have been reported. Initial structural damage assessment is $22.5 million.
Update 5/14/14, 2330: A Type 2 ICT Has Been Requested
Updated preliminary damage assessment: 8 homes, an 18-unit apartment complex and 2 commercial structures in Carlsbad have been damaged or destroyed

Update 5/14/14, 2200: The City of Carlsbad announces that the evacuation order has been lifted for the following areas in southern Carlsbad:
Area east of El Camino Real, south of Alga Road
Residents will receive a message via the Alert San Diego reverse 9-1-1 system notifying them of the evacuation order being lifted for this area. Check the city website,www.carlsbadca.gov for evacuation updates.
The Westfield Plaza Camino Real temporary evacuation point is being closed. Those needing shelter are asked to head to Calavera Hills Community Center, located at 2997 Glasgow, or La Costa Canyon High School, located at 1 Maverick Way. Animals such as dogs, cats and rabbits are accepted at Calavera Hills Community Center only. People with large animals and livestock may visit one of the shelters listed athttp://www.sdcountyemergency.com/updates/new-shelter-opening-in-carlsbad-05-14-14-1713/ Residents who need assistance with animal evacuations, or need to check for additional animal shelter locations, should call the County's Department of Animal Services dispatch line at 619-236-2341.
Update 5/14/14, 1800: 
Preliminary damage assessment: 8 homes, an 8-unit apartment complex and 2 commercial structures in Carlsbad have been damaged or destroyed. Fire is 10 percent contained. Weather conditions are expected to improve overnight, then return to very hot and dry Thursday. Palomar Airport Road is now open. Residents not evacuated are asked to shelter in place. Two shelters are open in Carlsbad. Calavera Hills Community Center is open and accepting people and pets in need of shelter. La Costa Canyon High School is open for people, but no pets please. Both shelters are fully stocked and not in need of donations at this time. Additional volunteers are not needed at this time. Dove Library and all community centers will be closed Thursday, except for the Senior Center. All Parks & Recreation programs and classes are cancelled Thursday. The public is reminded to follow all directions from law enforcement. Carlsbad Police Department has increased patrols to protect property in evacuated areas.
Update 5/14/14, 1700: Eight homes, an eight-unit apartment complex and one commercial structure have been damaged by the fire. There is no disruption to utilities such as water and sewer. All City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation facilities will be closed Thursday, with the exception of the Carlsbad Senior Center, located at 799 Pine Ave. The Senior Center will be open normal hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; all regularly scheduled services will be available and the Senior Center will continue to serve as a “cool zone.” Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane will be closed Thursday; Cole Library and the Library Learning Center will be open. The City of Carlsbad Mayor and City Manager have signed an emergency declaration allowing the City of Carlsbad to receive emergency funding.For the latest street closure information, visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/
For power outage information, visit http://www.sdge.com/safety/outages/outage-map
Update 5/14/14, 1500: 100 acres, 0% containment. Westfield Plaza Camino Real is unable to accept any additional large animals such as horses and livestock. Residents with large animals needing to evacuate should call San Diego County Animal Services for assistance: 619-236-2341.
Calavera Hills Community Center, located at 2997 Glasgow, is open as a shelter accepting residents and their pets such as dogs, cats and rabbits. Community members are asked to crate their animals and have leashes available for their dogs. Residents with larger animals such as livestock are asked to head to Westfield Plaza Camino Real. The shelter is fully stocked and not in need of donations at this time.
La Costa Canyon High School, located at 1 Maverick Way, Carlsbad, 92009, has opened as an evacuation shelter run by the Red Cross. La Costa Canyon High School cannot accept pets. Residents with pets are asked to head to Westfield Plaza El Camino Real until another shelter opens.
Carlsbad Unified School DIstrict is closing all schools Thursday and Friday. No school structures have been damaged, however, they are closing as a precaution.
Update 5/14/14, 1300: The safety and security of the community is our top priority and all available resources are being deployed. As of 1:30 p.m., approximately 15,000 evacuations notifications have been sent. We have confirmation of two structures lost. Evacuation boundaries are west of El Fuerte Road, south of Palomar Airport Road, north of Aviara Parkway and west to the coast. Information on school evacuations is available at www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.usUpdate 1230: Multiple working structure fires including Apartment buildings

Update 1145: Multiple structures fires. DIVS A Requesting 5 Additional T1 Engines to fully involved structures at Skimmer and Poinsettia fire front hitting structures hard on div A, multiple structures involved residents are still evacuating
Update 1130: Per AA330 : 20-30 acres RROS. Wind driven through drainages. Also requested 2 addtional Helo immed need.



ORIGINAL STORY 5/14/14, 11:30 a.m.
A brush fire is currently burning in Carlsbad around the area of Poinsettia Lane and Alicante.  Mandatory evacuations are in progress.  Please listen to all police instructions regarding evacuations and traffic.  Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow, is being opened as a shelter location.  Pets are welcome.  Aviara Oaks Elementary and Middle schools are being evacuated to Brighton Gardens, 2588 El Camino Real.  Parent should report there to meet students.  Westfield Plaza Camino Real is serving as a temporary evacuation point for people and animals.

Location: Southern Carlsbad in the area of El Camino Real and Pointsettia Lane
Acres: 20-30 Acres
ROS: Rapid
ROC: Fire is being pushed by strong offshore winds. Multiple structures threatened in the area. Crews are working the keep the fire from pushing west.
Structure Threat: Immediate
Special Hazards: Multiple residents in the area with fire spotting in the neighborhoods, wires down.
Resources: CBD Fire, San Diego County, CalFire, SD Co Sheriffs
Radio Frequencies: SD Co RCS North Zone Fire, VFire 23 for Air Ops
Weather Info: Clear 95°F N Wind 10
Carlsbad McClellen-Palomar Airport Wx: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/get...e=1&banner=off
Agency Website:
Online Scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/12875/web
Live Video: http://www.cbs8.com/story/25516618/l...n-diego-county
Web Cam: http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/cameras/L/rm-av8185-1_2.jpg
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