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FIRE ALERT! Fire off the I-8 Freeway Between Lake Jennings and Dunbar Rd. 7-11-17

7-11-17

5:19 UPDATE FROM ALPINE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT:

Evacuation warning issued for all of Peutz Valley and lower part of Deer Creek Estates.  This is a WARNING ONLY just be prepared in case an evacuation is called.

Will know in 2 – 3 hrs. if the fire turns.
The next couple of hours are the most critical.

It has crested the top of the hill above the Deer Creek Estates but hoping it will be stopped at Bullard Lane and Montana Serena.

Evacuation sites: 

Granite Hills High School 1719 E. Madison Avenue, El Cajon;

Joan McQueen Middle School 2001 Tavern Road Alpine

 

Cal Fire Update 4:29 p.m.

Fire at 400 acres and 0% contained

 

Cal Fire Update 5:01 p.m.

Forward rate of fire has been stopped and is now 400 acres. 

Road closure has been lifted for westbound I-8 freeway and eastbound

 

4:11 UPDATE – EVACUATION ADVISORY has been given for the areas of PEUTZ VALLEY, HUNTER PASS and Portions of harbison Canyon. Evacuation shelter is at shelter at Joan MacQueen Middle School, located at 2001 Tavern Road in Alpine or granite Hills High School

UPDATE: 4:05pm – the fire is currently burning SOUTH towards CREST and harbison canyon. IPN is reporting NO CONTAINMENT. THE fire is 300 acres with the potential for 2,500

UPDATE: 2:53pm Mandatory evacuations for the areas of Viewside Ln., Alpine Blvd in El Cajon are in effect. Viewside Ln. runs parallel on the south side of I-8 before Dunbar Lane.  (MAP IT HERE)  2:42pm Fire has grown to 300 acres. The fire is running South and has a potential for 2500 acres. Those evacuated can seek shelter at Joan MacQueen Middle School, located at 2001 Tavern Road in Alpine.

2:31pm All lanes closed in both directions, I-8 eastbound at Tavern, I-8 Westbound at Dunbar. You can get current updates on what they are calling the #Jenningsfire from Cal Fire’s website here: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1654

 

Lat/Lon: 32.845409 -116.877244 http://www.google.com/maps/place/32.845409%20-116.877244
UPDATE 3PM : Viewside lane at Dunbar is being evacuated.

 

The fire is in between Lake Jennings Road and Dunbar and it’s appears to be climbing the hill to the South. They are dumping water on it and have closed the freeway it appears I got some good footage from old Hwy 80 as I was coming home from the airport. Alpine doesn’t appear to be in danger at the moment but we’re going to watch this carefully.

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