Update 6:23 p.m. 9/7: The fire is now 17,345 acres and 3% contained.
Update 9:20 p.m.: The fire is now 9,850 acres and 1% contained, 11 structures destroyed. Please see updated evacuation map from County of San Diego at sdcountyemergency.com and never hesitate to evacuate if you do not feel safe.
Update 6:55 p.m. Valley Fire Road Closures are in effect, per CHP tonight:
- Japatul Road at Lyons Valley Rd/Japatual Valley Road
- Japatul Road at Tavern Road/Dehesa Road
- Lyons Valley Road at Honey Springs Road
- Wisecarver Lane at Wisecarver Truck Trail
- Skyline Truck Trail and Lawson Valley
Update 4:22 p.m. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has issued an evacuation warning for the areas of SR94/Marron Valley Rd and Lyons Valley Rd areas out to Morena Reservoir. Please see the Emergency Map for updated areas that are impacted.
Update 3:35 p.m. New evacuation advisories include Potrero, Tecate, Barrett Junction and Dulzura. View map here: https://www.sdcountyemergency.com/content/oesemergency/en-us/maps.html.
Per Cal Fire just now: The fire is now 5,350 acres and is 1% contained, burning at a critical/dangerous rate of spread. Structures are being threatened in Carveacre, Lawson Valley, Wood Valley, Lyons Valley, Deer Horn Valley and Sycuan Indian Reservation. sdcountyemergency.com
Per Pulsepoint: #ValleyFire is making a run for Barrett Lake, Lake Morena, and Hauser Canyon.
New road closures: Lawson Valley Rd closed at Skyline TT and Rudnick Dr. Japatul Rd closed from Dehesa to Lyons Valley Rd Lyons Valley Rd closed from Japatul Rd to Honey Springs Rd
Update 2 p.m.: The Valley Fire temporary evacuation point for large animals is the County Animal Services South Shelter located at 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita. Call (619) 236-2341. The evacuation center at Joan MacQueen Middle Schoolm 2001 Tavern Rd., Alpine has reopened.
By Miriam Raftery
Photo, right by Kathy Matranga
September 6, 2020 (San Diego’s East County) – The #ValleyFire has scorched 4,000 acres, according to Cal Fire’s incident report this morning. Cal Fire San Diego’s Twitter feed reports that 10 structures were destroyed overnight; the blaze is still zero percent contained.
View a map of the fire via NASA satellite imagery.
Road closures: The San Diego County Sheriff advises that the following road closures are in effect:
- Japatul Rd. and Carveacre Rd.
- Lawson Valley Rd. and Skyline Truck Trail
- Japatul Rd. and Sequan Truck Trail
- Japatul Rd. and Hidden Glen Rd.
According to the US Forest Service, 335 firefighters are battling the flames on the ground. Structures are being threatened in the Carveacre and Lawson Valley, Wood Valley, Lyons Valley, Deer Horn Valley and Sycuan Indian Reservation.