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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CA-MVU-Cocos Fire 1,995 acres, 100% Containment San Marcos San Diego County [FINAL]

Cocos Fire (Formerly known as the Washingtonia Fire) San Diego County 
Update 5-23-14 0900: Update 5-16-14 0900: 1,995 acres, 100% Containment [FINAL]
CA-MVU-Twin Oaks

New Evacuations in the Cocos Fire 
05/15/2014-02:13:PM PST
At about 1:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department used Alert SanDiego to contact about 13,000 homes, business and cell phones in areas including Harmony Grove, western Escondido south of Highway 78 and north of Via Rancho Parkway and the Del Dios area north of Lake Hodges because of the Cocos Fire. Shortly after that, the Escondido Police Department used Alert San Diego to make about 7,500 contacts in the city’s jurisdiction. Evacuated residents can go to Mission Hills High School at 1 Mission Hills Court or Escondido High School at 1535 North Broadway.
Residents are urged to call 2-1-1 for all non-emergency calls and visit for updates online.
Escondido area evacuations as of 5-15 1400:-- North and west of West Valley Parkway, between Via Rancho Parkway and SR-78
San Marcos area evacuations as of 5-15 1400:
-- La Moree Road
-- Calle De Soto
-- Village Condo area: Trilogy Street, Aurora Drive, San Elijo
-- Harmony Grove area: Wilgen Drive, Bresa De Loma, Mountain View Road, Grandview, Live Oak Place, Washington Circle, Hillside Road
-- Mobile home parks: 1175 and 1195 La Moree, 1145 and 1219 E. Barham
San Marcos road closures as of 5-15 1400:
-- Eastbound SR-78 off-ramps to San Marcos Blvd., Twin Oaks Valley Rd., Barham Dr., Nordahl Rd.
-- Barham Drive at La Moree Road
-- Bent Avenue at Discovery Street
-- Coronado Hills Drive at Via Del Campo
-- Craven Road at Twin Oaks Valley Road
-- Double Peak Road at San Elijo Road
-- Elfin Forest Road at Calistoga Way
-- Fallsview Road at San Elijo Road
-- Harmony Grove Road at Village Drive
-- La Costa Meadows Drive at South Rancho Santa Fe Road
-- Melrose Drive at Rancho Santa Fe Road; at San Elijo Road
-- Questhaven Road at Attebury Road and city limit
-- Rancho Santa Fe Road at Melrose Drive
-- San Elijo Road at Double Peak Road, Elfin Forest Road, Questhaven Road and Rancho Santa Fe Road
-- San Pablo Way at Discovery Street
-- Skyline Drive at Via Vera Cruz
-- South Twin Oaks Valley Road at Craven Road, Village Drive and state Route 78
-- Via del Campo at Coronado Hills Drive
-- Via Vera Cruz at Discovery Street
-- Wilgen Drive at Harmony Grove Road

And it's May 15. #CAFire RT @latpix: Dramatic images from San Diego #wildfires by @alschaben …
View of taken from Latitude Apartments in downtown (photo credit: Janisse F.)
Update 5-16-14 0900: 1200 acres, 5% Containment.
Update 5-15-14 1900: 800 acres, 5% Containment
Update 5-15-14 1415: 1000+ acres, 5% Extreme Fire Behavior
Update 5-15-14 1115: 700+ acres, 0% Extreme Fire Behavior  IC requested 5 strikes teams of any type, aircraft NO divert due to immediate life threat, long range spotting 
Update 1915: VLAT on scene, 400 acres.
Update 1645: T-910 VLAT requested from Santa Maria Tanker Base to the Washitonia Fire
Update 1600: Cal State University San Marcos is evacuating campus.

Location: 3-5 Miles north of Lake Hodges off of Twin Oaks road,Village Drive and Twin Oaks Road, San Marcos.
The blaze erupted for unknown reasons in the area of Cocos Drive about 3:45 p.m., sheriff's Lt. Dave Brown said. 
Administrative Unit: San Marcos Fire / CAL FIRE San Diego Unit / Elfin Forest Fire Dept
IA Acres: 20
ROS: Rapid
ROC: Rapid rate of spread. Fire jumped Twin Oaks Valley road.
Structure threats: Yes
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