FIRE UPDATE: 4pm
The spread of all of the fires has been stopped, the airtankers have been released by the Incident Commander. Firefighters will be on scene for several more hours mopping up the fires. Area traffic may be impacted by firefighting equipment and activities.
Alpine Fire Protection District
(619) 445-2635 x 301
fax (619) 445-2634
FIRE PROGRESS UPDATE: 3:17pm
Latest update from CalFire:
There are 4 separate fires, 3 of the 4 have been knocked down, and making good progress on the 4th fire. 10 acres burned for all fires. No structures threatened.
CAL FIRE and SD County Fire Authority is responding with Heartland Fire Agencies to mulitple vegetation fires on the South Side of Interest 8 between Dunbar Lane and Alpine Blvd. The fires were reported at 2:33 and the cause is under investigation. CHP is controlling traffic oneastbound I-8 and on Alpine Blvd.
There are 6 engines, 2 fire crews, 1 bulldozer, 2 airtankers, 2 helicopters, 1 chief officer (75 firefighters).
*Photo By Kim Limtiaco
*More Photos Sent from an Alpine Community Network Member who was on the freeway during fire:
FIRE BURNING ALONG FREEWAY IN ALPINE
Several small “Shoulder Start” fires are burning along the south side of eastbound I-8 in Alpine Between Dunbar Ln. & Tavern Rd. Alpine Fire Dept is on Scene – The Freeway May be Closed to traffic soon.
More Details will be sent as soon as I have details.