Thursday, August 9, 2018

BRUSHFIRE - DULZURA/DEERHORN AREA (AREA OF LUCKY SIX TRUCK TRAIL)

FREEZER FIRE  (DULZURA, LUCKY SIX TRUCK TRAIL)
LAST UPDATE: Fire is reported as out. Thank you to Outer Jamul FireSafe Council for this update. 
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LARGE CALLOUT OF UNITS, INCLUDING AIRCRAFT (NOW RETURNED TO GILLESPIE AT DUSK)

UNITS ARE STAGING AT FREEZER ROAD

FIRE IS REPORTED IN LUCKY SIX TRUCK TRAIL AREA.  

DIFFICULT ACCESS.  

POSSIBLE CAUSE IS EARLIER LIGHTNING STRIKE HITTING DEERHORN AND DULZURA.  NO CONFIRMATION ON THIS.

NO WORD YET ON EXACT LOCATION OF FIRE.

MONITOR LIVE RADIO TRAFFIC ONLINE AT  https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/9733/web


ORANGE LINE IS LUCKY SIX TRUCK TRAIL.  MOSTLY IMPASSABLE DUE TO ROAD BLOCKS, BERMS, AND CLOSED AREAS.
GREEN MARKER/RED SQUARE IS STAGING AREA ON FREEZER ROAD & 94, DULZURA.
BLACK LINE IS MOTHER GRUNDY TRUCK TRAIL (SOUTH) AND DEERHORN VALLEY RD (NORTH)

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)