|Fire in North County. Photo by Corina Squires|
October 14 (Camp Pendleton) 12:10 p.m. - The third blaze in there weeks to
strike Camp Pendleton has charred over 1,500 acres, forcing evacution of over
4,000 people from Oceanside as well as base housing. Some schools in Oceanside
may be closed tomorrow, ECM has learned.
The Juliet fire forced evacuation of Serra Mesa Housing and San Luis Rey Housing
on the base, authorities at Camp Pendleton told ECM. As flames spread to the
northeast tonight, a second fire broke out near Fallbrook. The City of Oceanside
has announced that mandatory evacuations are now in effect for the East end
of Sleeping Indian to include Wilshire, Indian Trail, Hidden Valley and Camino
Residents have been notified to evacuate to El Camino High School, staffed
by the Red Cross and the Humane Society. Care for animals is also available
at the facility.
“Structures are threatened in Oceanside and Camp Pendleton,” Cal
Fire Captain Nick Shuler informed East County Magazine shortly after the fire
began late this afternoon in the Juliet Training area.
The fires are uncontained as of late tonight, the San
Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Parents should check the
district's web site in the morning for information
on possible school closures.