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East County Wildfire and Emergency Alert Service

Photo by Don Lumb, taken minutes after the fire was reported.

Update Octoer 22, 2017 7:45 a.m.:  The Church Fire in Campo is now 75% contained, and Cal Fire has revised size downward to 100 acres.

Update 4:17 p.m.:  Due to more accurate mapping, fire is now 115 acres and remains 20% contained, Cal Fire has clarified.

Update 4:10 p.m.  Evacuations now for BIA 10 and BIA 15.  Fire is 50 acres and is 20% contained, per Cal Fire.  Evacuation center is at Golden Acorn Casino.

Update 3:45 p.m. Cal Fire reports fire is now 40 acres.  Closure of 94 is now from Live Oak Rd. to BIA 15, per Caltrans.  NBC reports evacuees are being directed to go to the Golden Acorn Casino. 

Update 3:21 p.m.  CHP indicates Highway 94 closures are expected to be in place for an estimated 6 hours.

Update 2:39 p.m.   SIG ALERT issued: Highway 94 has been ordered shut down in both directions between Church Road and Campo Road Evacuations are in place along Church Road south of 94.  Per the CHP site, winds are 10-15 mph with wind gusts to 25-30 mph. The fire has jumped the highway in multiple places and command post has been moved to Kumeyaay Lane just north of 94.

View live video of fire from HP Wren camera on Los Pinos, looking east: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHTopPW4yGo

October 21, 2017 (Campo) -- Structures are immediately threatened and evacuations have just been ordered due to the #ChurchFire burning on the Campo Indian reservation.

The blaze began near the intersection of State Route 94 and Church Road, south of the Golden Acorn Casino, and is spreading at a moderate rate of speed, according to Cal Fire.

Tim Cass, a Boulevard Resident, says the fire has burned onto Shasta Way in Boulevard, however "many planes are on it" at present. 

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