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Lilac Fire in San Diego County burns more than 4,000 acres

Evacuations, road closures lifted
Lilac Fire in San Diego County burns more than 4,000 acres
Posted at 1:56 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 11:39:09-05

UPDATE (December 11, 2017 8:40 a.m.): The Lilac Fire, burning in San Diego County, remains at 4,100 acres, and is now 80 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. 

Officials have lifted both evacuations and road closures caused by the fire. 


UPDATE (12/10/17 8:07 a.m.): Officials said the Lilac Fire remains at 4,100 and is now 60 percent contained. 


UPDATE (12/9/17 8:49 a.m.): According to officials, the Lilac Fire has grown to 4,100 acres and is 20 percent contained. 


UPDATE (12/7/17 9:00 p.m.):  The Lilac Fire has now consumed 4,000 acres and still has 0% containment.


UPDATE (12/7/17 5:20 p.m.): Lilac Fire has now consumed 2,500 acres and 0% containment. Gov. Brown declares state of emergency in San Diego County after brush fire destroys 20 structures.


UPDATE (12/7/17 4:00 p.m.): Lilac Fire has now consumed 2,500 acres and 0% containment. 

Temporary evacuation center has been set up at Great Oak High School at 32555 Deer Hollow Way, Temecula, CA.


UPDATE (12/7/17 4:00 p.m.): Fire has now consumed 2,000 acres and 0% containment. 


UPDATE (12/7/17 3:05 p.m.): Fire has now consumed 1,000 acres.

Three fire shelters have been set-up: 

  • Fallbrook High School
  • Pechanga Casino
  • Pala Casino


Cal Fire has issued mandatory evacuations in the area of W. Lilac Rd. & Sullivan Middle School in San Diego County due to the Lilac Fire.

The Lilac Fire has charred approximately 500 acres of land. The brush fire broke out just before 11:20 a.m. on Thursday off of I-15 near Hwy 76.

Road closures are in effect on Old Hwy 395 between W. Lilac Rd. & Hwy 76.

Evacuation Warnings are in effect in North of Pala Rd. South of Reche Rd. West of I-15 Freeway East of Green Canyon Rd. & W. Mission Rd.

The interactive map below takes a closer look at the fires burning in California.