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Fire Conditions Status Update 12-9-17 7:30 pm

The mandatory evacuation area for portions of Oceanside remains unchanged.  MAP   Residents may choose to return to their homes if they are in the voluntary evacuation zone.  Residents in these neighborhoods should be alert and cautious.  Since red flag wind conditions are predicted to continue Sunday, people should be prepared to move if emergency personnel give notification.

Fire crews were able to increase containment lines today.  CalFire and CalOES damage assessment teams have begun their inspections.  San Diego County Emergency website should be monitored for updates:


The American Red Cross closed the shelter at Oceanside High School today and 13 people were transported to the Palomar College Shelter in San Marcos.



Roads within the area under mandatory evacuation are still closed, including Highway 76 from Interstate Old Highway 395 and Via Monserate.


The County’s Department of Animal Services (DAS) is available to assist residents who wish to pick up large animals sheltered at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Individuals who dropped off their own animals need to present the animal’s check-in slip to a DAS employee.  If you did not drop off your own animal, please contact a DAS employee at the fairgrounds for assistance.


Although Lilac Fire conditions continue to improve, safety officials urge people to stay alert and prepared with Santa Ana winds forecasted to increase tomorrow. The County remains under a red flag warning through 8:00 p.m. Sunday, and the fire risk is extreme.  Register your phone and email address at to receive emergency notifications.

For the latest emergency updates in English and Spanish, visit, and download the SD Emergency app. If you are affected by the fire and need to talk to someone by phone about evacuations, shelters, road closures and other non-emergency disaster-related services, call 211. If you are hearing impaired, dial 711 and ask to be connected to (858) 300-1211.  

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