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Update July 8, 2018 --  A Local Assistance Center (LAC) will open Monday, July 9th at the Alpine Library. County representatives & other organizations will be there to help impacted residents begin the rebuilding & recovery process. The LAC will operate 9am-6 pm, until further notice.

Source: County Emergency Services

Photo by Miriam Raftery

Update 8:30 p.m. -- Due to more accurate mapping Cal Fire reports the West Fire is now 504 acres. Firefighters continue to make excellent progress, as the fire is now 81% contained. Evacuation orders and road closures remain in effect throughout the night.


July 7, 2018 (Alpine) 6 p.m. --CAL FIRE San Diego announced that the following areas previously under evacuation order or warning for the West fire are now open to residents only:

  • Palo Verde Ranch community to areas outside the fire perimeter
  • Rancho Palo Verde community to areas outside the fire perimeter
  • West of South Grade Road area
  • West of the fire perimeter
  • South of Alpine Boulevard between Peutz Valley Road and South Grade Road
  • West of South Grade Road between Alpine Boulevard and Via Viejas Oeste
  • West of Via Vejas Oeste between South Grade Road and Via Asoleado
  • West of Via Asoleado between Via Viejas Oeste and Japatul Road 

The following areas remain under an evacuation order throughout the night and until further notice:

  • Suncrest Vista Lane
  • Highlands View Road
  • Manzanita View Road
  • Olive View Road
  • Scenic View Road/Scenic View Place
  • Pine View Road
  • Viejas View Place
  • Sage View Drive
  • Oak View Place
  • Verde View Road
  • Calle Caleta Viejas Road
  • Via La Mancha 

CAL FIRE also reported the following road closures update:

  • Alpine Boulevard eastbound from South Grade Road
  • Highlands View Road southbound from Honey Hill Ranch Road
  • Manzanita View Road eastbound from South Grade Road
  • Olive View Road eastbound at South Grade Road
  • Scenic View Road eastbound from South Grade Road
  • Alpine Boulevard westbound from West Willows Road
  • Honey Hill Ranch Road southbound at Suncrest Vista Lane

CAL FIRE is reminding residents entering the area to be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or building has burned. If there are electrical wires on the ground or other utility damage, contact SDG&E. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel and utility companies in the area.


For the latest emergency updates in English and Spanish, visit, and download the SD Emergency app. If you are affected by the fire and need to talk to someone by phone about evacuations, shelters, road closures and other non-emergency disaster-related services, call 2-1-1. If you are hearing impaired, dial 711 and ask to be connected to (858) 300-1211. 

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