WINDS FUEL NEW FIRES IN CAMPO/LIVE OAK SPRINGS AND FALLBROOK

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 Update 6:55 p.m. - The fire is now estimated at 250 acres.

Update 5:20 p.m. - The Old Fire in Campo has grown to 100 acres.  There are conflicting reports on whether Golden Acorn Casino s is being evacuated or whether casino-goers will be sheltered in place.  ECM is awaiting confirmation from Cal-Fire.  Due to access issues a new command post may be established at Royal Road and Old Highway 80.

Road Closures:  Old 80 is closed westbound at Church; the Crestwood exit off of Old 80 is also shut down, a Cal Fire spokesperson informed ECM.

In Valley Center, evacuations are underway at 15700 Woods Valley Road; IPN reports the fire is now 25 acres.

By Miriam Raftery

June 17, 2012 (San Diego)—Multiple brush fires are burning across San Diego County, including blazes in the Campo, Live Oak Springs, Fallbrook, and Valley Center area, some with evacuations. 

Earlier fires on Northbound I-15 at Friars and in Potrero are largely contained with no structure damage, Cal-Fire reports.  Click below for details on all of these events and more.

In Campo and Live Oak Springs, the Old Fire which started late this afternoon has burned at least 30 acres and is spreading rapidly.  Evacuations are in process on Miller Ranch Road and surrounding areas; structures are threatened.  The fire began near Old Highway 80 and Church Road near the Golden Acorn Casino. Air tankers are dropping retarding between the fire and homes. In Live Oak Springs, on structure is burning, Incident Protection Network reported at 4:34 p.m. 

 In Fallbrook, a brush fire that began at E. Mission Avenue and Minnesota has charred three acres and is being driven rapidly by the wind, Incident Protection Network reports. 

The Round Fire in Potrero was held at eight acres. 

The fire on I-15 at Friars is mostly contained though lanes remain closed.

For additional information, watch our site for updates.  Also visit the Cal Fire San Diego Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/#!/  and the Brush Fire Partyline  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brush-Fire-Partyline-San-Diego-East-County/151582704905193?ref=ts .   

Also, IPN reports that there is a traffic advisory on Home Avenue access to eastbound 94, where a tree has fallen across a roadway and the ramp is closed.

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