Friday, July 6, 2018

HOW HOT WAS IT? TOO HOT.

How hot was it in Deerhorn today?  We measured almost 110° under the trees this afternoon.  Folks traveling up Honey Springs (on hot asphalt) were consistently reporting temps of 115°.
San Diego Gas and Electric maintains a small weather monitoring station on Sierra Cielo.  Here's their monitoring from today.
Gotta say, I've lived here over 30 years and never experienced such temps, nor have I heard from old-timers anything about conditions like we had today.
Tomorrow may be marginally better.  Reports say winds will die down tonight, humidity will increase, and winds tomorrow will tend to blow back toward the north.  All good for Deerhorn.
And— we didn't lose power today.  3,000 people are currently out, with no estimated time for restoration.
Be safe.  Sleep.  Prepare.

TODAY'S TEMPS REPORTED BY SDG&E MONITORING STATION (SIERRA CIELO)

http://desktop.sdgeweather.com/station/DHV


UNDER THE OAKS  ELENA LANE
4:00 PM




DULZURA FIRE NOW IN MOP-UP. ALPINE FIRE ACTIVE BURNING WITH EXTREME CONDITIONS

DULZURA BRUSHFIRE  (NOW IN MOP-UP)
A fast moving brushfire broke out this morning in Dulzura.  IPN originally reported the location as Descanso, so I was late getting the info out.  At least one home burned, but by about 12:30 forward progress had stopped and firefighters were starting mop-up procedures.  


ALPINE "WEST FIRE" — ACTIVE WITH STRUCTURES BURNED, EVACUATIONS

4:30 PM UPDATE;
400 acres.  5% contained.  Winds expected to die down tonight, and shift more northerly tomorrow.  Good for Deerhorn.
Here is a copy of the latest CHP info from their Incident Report Page (Border Area)
http://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

EARLIER TODAY:
While the Dulzura fire attack was still in full response this morning, fire broke out along both sides of Alpine Blvd. in Alpine, immediately south of I-8.  The fire has now jumped I-8 in places (mostly just to the median).  I-8 is still open, but looks like just one lane in each direction.  Most of the ramps are closed, except to those evacuating.  

Homes near Alpine Albertson's have been told to evacuate immediately.  Winds are building, and fires have been spotting out ahead of the main burn.  Multiple homes are currently on fire. CALFIRE is in full-response.

Live reporting and video is now running on KUSI Channel 51.

1700 SDG&E customers are currently without power.  Get prepared.  No information on restoration.  Electrical system has been damaged.  Could be hours or days.


POWER OUTAGES
https://www.sdge.com/residential/customer-service/outage-center/outage-map

The fire is burning to the south and west.  Large plume is visible from the north camera on Lyons Peak:  
http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/cameras/L/lp-n-mobo-c.jpg

Stay safe, everyone.  Conditions are extreme right now.  We marked 105° at 9:45 this morning.  Wind is moderate from the east at our place (Elenas).  


Here are some sources to monitor:

BrushFire Partyline: https://www.facebook.com/bfpartyline/
CALFIRE: https://twitter.com/CALFIRESANDIEGO
Channel 51 TV (live reporting and video)
Current temps and winds: https://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/mesomap.cgi?lat=32.7015&lon=-116.7634&radius=25&rawsflag=290&site=HP002&unit=0&time=GMT&product=&year1=&month1=&day1=00&hour1=00&currTimeChecked=




CURRENT TEMPS AND WIND DIRECTION (2:00 PM)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

6TH ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARADE & PICNIC!


HERE IT COMES!

6TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & PICNIC
WEDNESDAY - JULY 4TH - 2018
PARADE STAGING AT 9:30
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PARADE BEGINS AT 10 AM (SEE MAP ABOVE)

JOG•TROT•STROLL•WAGONS•BIKES•TRACTORS•CARTS
IF IT MOVES—IT CAN PARADE!
CROWD-FRIENDLY ANIMALS WELCOME!
FOOD - FRIENDS - FUN!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"WUI" [FIRE OPERATIONS] WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY 6/23


OUTER JAMUL FIRESAFE COUNCIL
P.O. Box 178, Jamul, CA 91935
CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF
Deerhorn Valley, Honey Springs Ranch, Bratton Valley, Bee Valley, Lyon’s Valley, Skyline Ridge, Lee Valley, Lawson Valley, Wisecarver Lane/TT



WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE
FIRE OPERATIONS [BEHAVIOR] WORKSHOP
ONLY 7 PLACES LEFT
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 8:00AM - 3:30PM
DEERHORN FIRE STATION

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SIGN UP TODAY 
Register by phone (619 562-0096) or online at: 
http://firesafesdcounty.org/event/wildland-urban-interface-workshop-outer-jamul/ 

Thank you to twenty four area residents who are signed up and ready for Saturday's Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) workshop. A maximum of 31 attendees can be accommodated. Presently, there is room for 7 more attendees. Reserve your space today by opening the above attachment. Register on-line or by phone.

A powerful, educational, all-day workshop on FIRE OPERATIONS IN THE WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE will be hosted by the Outer Jamul Fire Safe Council on Saturday, June 23, 8:00AM to 3:30PM at Fire Station 37, 2383 Honey Springs Road.
This is a unique opportunity. Workshop offered one time only this year.  Learn what firefighters learn to protect our homes and Outer Jamul communities. 

The workshop is FREE, but limited to 31 people. Light breakfast and hearty lunch provided. Register early and please commit to the whole day. 
Open to all residents 18 years and older. 

PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER: 


SCHEDULE: 
  • 8:30AM-Noon: Classroom instruction. 
  • NOON: Lunch. 
  • 1PM-2:30PM: Field Trip to two local- area homes for practice site assessment. 
  • 2:30PM-3:30PM Classroom debriefing and discussion 
"...This workshop is facilitated by a firefighter/educator. I know you will come away with eye-opening, keenly valuable knowledge that could save your home or your life..."  
—Tom Lamb, President, Outer Jamul Fire Safe Council.

SPECIAL THANKS TO SDWISP
**This unique workshop costs close to $1000.00 to provide expert instruction and logistics. Funded by a generous donation from Eric Williams of www.sdwisp.com Fixed Wireless Internet. 

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<WUI fire training flier 2018 - Outer Jamul.pdf>

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

CAMPO BRUSHFIRE 265 ACRES 5% CONTAINED

UPDATE #3  
  • 4:54 PM
    Recycle Fire Incident Information:
    Last Updated:June 06, 2018 4:45 pm
    Date/Time Started:June 06, 2018 9:46 am
    Administrative Unit:CAL FIRE San Diego Unit
    County:San Diego County
    Location:Off Hwy 94 and Campo Truck Trail, Campo
    Acres Burned - Containment:265 acres - 5% contained
    Evacuations:An evacuation warning has been issued for residents on La Posta Road.
    Road Closures:All road closures have been lifted. Please drive with caution, emergency personnel will be working in the area.
    Injuries:1
    Total Fire Personnel:320
    Total Helicopters:4
    Long/Lat:-116.46674/32.63046
  • 2:28 pm  Evacuation order lifted for North Campo Truck Trail.  Fire is moving away from area.  An evacuation warning is still in effect for La Posta Road

UPDATE #2: 
UPDATE #1: 
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REPORT OF BRUSHFIRE  #RecycleFire [CAMPO] 
BFPL Fan Reports fire in Campo:
  • 12:01pm Scanner estimates fire at 150-200 acres.  0% contained.
  • 11:57am CalFire reports the fire is now 75 acres and 0% contained. Evacuation warning issued for residents on North Campo Truck Trail.
  • 11:49am Road Closure: La Posta Road @ Hwy 94
  • 11:10am Fire is now reported at 25 acres.
  • 10:53am IC reports the fire has now burned 10 acres.
  • 10:45am HPWREN Live Stream of the fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9jEEY1RzEs
  • 10:24am @CALFIRESANDIEGO is at scene of a 1 acre vegetation fire in the area of the 31000 blk of Hwy 94 in Campo. No road closures and no evacuations have been ordered.