EVACUATIONS ORDERED IN CHIHUAHUA VALLEY; FIRE NOW 900 ACRES

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August 9, 2012 (Warner Springs)--Reverse 911/AlertSanDiego contacted residents in Chihuahua Valley at 10 p.m. to tell them sheriff's deputies would be conducting mandatory evacuations due to the Chihuahua Fire. Residents need to be prepared to evacuate when called upon by deputies to do so.

Residents will be able to evacuate to Warner Springs High School at 30951 State Route 79. Large animals will be able to evacuate to Love Acre Ranch at 35490 State Route 79.

All residents are asked to remain aware of their surroundings and to stay tuned to local radio and television stations for updates. If you require emergency assistance with evacuating or have another emergency call 911. For all other information call 211. 

During the night, you can watch for updates at the County Emergency website at http://www.sdcountyemergency.com/. Also sign up for free Viejas Wildfire & Emergency Alerts at the top right side of our homepage.

Cal Fire has indicated that lightning is the likely cause of this fire.

For a fascinating history of Chihuahua Valley, located near Warner Springs and Sunshine Summit, visit http://www.chihuahuavalley.net/localhistory.html