FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7-10-18 11:45 AM


Contact: CAL FIRE Captain Issac Sanchez - (619) 937-1317 or Escondido Fire Battalion Chief Andre Paredes - (760) 839-5405

 

On July 9th at approximately 23:24 hours the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a vegetation fire at Rincon Avenue and Fawn Creek Rd on the west side of Daley Ranch. The first arriving engine confirmed a fire and attempted to gain access to a heavily vegetated area. A second alarm was requested due to the remote access, heavy vegetation and structures in close proximately to the fire. Escondido Police Department assisted with traffic control and road closures. 

 

The fire is 30% contained at approximately 5 acres with full containment expected by late in the afternoon. The fire is in unified command with Escondido Fire and CAL FIRE. At this time there are currently (2) Escondido Brush units, (3) Cal Fire Brush units and (2) Cal Fire Hand Crews committed. In addition, Air Attack and one Cal Fire fixed wing tanker made a number of retardant drops on both flanks of the fire this morning. Helicopters are currently assisting with water drops.


Hand crews and Firefighters will continue to work throughout the day to mop up any remaining hot spots.

 

There were no evacuations, no damage to structures and no Firefighters or civilians were injured.

 

This fire was determined to have been caused by the use of illegal fireworks.

 

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