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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CA-MVU-Bernardo Fire San Diego County 1584 acres, 25% Cont, All Evacuations Lifted

Bernardo Fire CA-MVU-1190, Vegetation Fire, San Diego County 
Bernardo Fire Vegetation Fire, San Diego CountyCredit: Kenny Holmes   burning dangerously close to homes. 20,000 homes evacuated as 700-acre fire roars in San Diego County. 
Official Notice 05/13/2014-08:43:PM PST
All evacuation orders related to the Bernardo Fire have now been lifted.
Residents evacuated from the County communities of Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe can also return home, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Mandatory evacuations in the Santa Luz and Camino Del Sur areas
Evacuation center located at the Torrey Pines High School
SD Sheriff reports that around 5000 were evacuated.

Update 05/14/14 0930: 1584 acres, 25% contained

Update 05/14/14 0730: 1,600 acres - 5% contained, 2 heat related injuries
All evacuations lifted and repopulation has occurred.
Update 05/13/14 2030: 700 acres, 5% Evacuation orders have been lifted
Update 05/13/14 1400: 300 acres, 0% contained.
Update 05/13/14 1255: 60 acres, 0% contained, 
Rapid rate of spread, Immediate Structure threat – schools and residences

Location: 16601 Nighthawk Lane, Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego County
Jurisdiction: LRA with SRA threat, 
CalFire is in Unified Command with San Diego City Fire Dept., and Rancho Santa Fe Fire District
Start Date/Time: 05/13/14 1100 hrs
60 acres, 0% contained
Fuels: Grass and Medium Brush
Rapid rate of spread

Threats: 230KV power lines and the communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, San Diego, Santaluz, Del Mar, Solano Beach, and Black Mountain Ranch.
Weather: 87°, 12% RH, 19 mph, North gusts to 27 mph


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