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FIRE ALERT! Fire at I-8 East Between E. Willows Rd. & Japatul Valley Rd. Alpine 12-8-17

Update 11:12am per Alpine Fire Chief Paskle – FIRE IS CONTAINED

Update 10:46am off of I-8 E in Alpine – FORWARD PROGRESS STOPPED – holding at 8 acres. 0% Contained. NO STRUCTURES DAMAGED

 

Update 10:30am they are calling this fire   Update vie Cleveland National Forestry: currently holding at approximately 8 acres, multiple engines on hose lays making good progress being supported 2 airtankers and 1 helicopter.

 

Original Post: 12-8-17 10:00am Alpine Ca 91901. FIRE ALERT

I JUST SPOKE TO ALPINE FIRE… There is only ONE FIRE and it is off of the I-8 Freeway BETWEEN EAST WILLOWS RD (EAST SIDE) and JAPAtUL VALLEY RD. – Fire is burning SOUTH Towards the Descanso Detention Facility. They are staging crews at Campbell Ranch Rd. & Japatul Valley Rd. MAP IT HERE

 

FIRE ALERT: House Burning Training Exercise on Viejas Reservation – November 6, 2017

NOTICE: TRAINING EXERCISE FIRE DEPARTMENT ALPINE November 6, 2017

The Fire Department will be burning the house at 31 Viejas Grade Rd on the Viejas Reservation as part of a training exercise on the morning of November 6, 2017 beginning at 8:45am. Smoke will be visible in Alpine throughout the morning. The Fire Department will remain in scene to insure the fire is fully extinguished prior to leaving. For more information please call 619-659-5792

FIRE ALERT: Fire on 8 East & Tavern 7-20-17

Photo Credit: Alpine Resident Alyssa Gusich

UPDATE: 8:43pm –  Cal Fire is reporting that the Forward rate of spread has been STOPPED

7-20-17 8:30pm Alpine Ca 91901: BRUSH FIRE ALERT***** EB* and Tavern Rd, Alpine Fire on Scene of a 1 Acre Brush fire Running Up Bank. CHP is reporting a GIANT TREE IN FLAMES… No lane closures at this time. Fire is visible from freeway. Possibly started from some sort of spill from a car on freeway..

 

8:523pm: A resident is reporting that it is right next to the bridge on west victoria Dr.

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FIRE ALERT! Fire Brush Burning Between Tavern Off Ramp and Alpine Blvd 7-13-17

(Photo courtesy 10 news)

UPDATE 11:34 FIRE IS OUT!   LANE AND EB TAVERN OFF RAMP R WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR UNKNOWN  LENGTH OF TIME — APPEARS THE FIRE IS OUT, JUST SMOLDERING NOW

7-13-17 FIRE ALERT!!!

Brush Fire at EB Interstate 8 and Tavern. From what CHP is saying it appears to be contained between alpine Blvd and the Tavern Off ramp. A SIG ALERT has been issued for the 1-8 E off ramp area. Fire crews are on it hard… below is 10 news photo and this is what CHP is reporting

11:18 AM 20 [60] ^SIGN TK 624 – ENRT FRM SANTEE CT YRD
11:17 AM 19 [59] FIRE APPEARS TO BE CONTAINED TO THE SOUTH SHOULDER AREA
11:14 AM 18 [58] 1039 124-L
11:13 AM 17 [57] ^ISSUE SIGALERT, EB I-8 TO TAVERN OFF-RAMP, OFFRAMP CLOSED, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
11:13 AM 16 [56] BC RCS FOR SIGALERT
11:13 AM 15 [55] ^ISSUE SIGALERT, EB I-8 W/OF TAVERN RD, #3 LANE CLOSED, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
11:12 AM 14 [54] S6 – ISSUE SIG ALERT, UNK DURATION EB 8 JWO TAVERN, #3 LANE AND TAVERN OFR SHUT DOWN FOR FIRE
11:09 AM 13 [51] ^CT 624 SIGN TK WILL BE ENRT
11:05 AM 12 [48] 85 HAS THE #3 LANE SHUT DOWN, STA M IS SHUTTING DOWN TAVERN OFR
11:02 AM 11 [47] UNITS COPY EB 8 JWO HARBISON , POSS ANOTHER SPOT FIRE
11:01 AM 10 [44] [Appended, 11:02:14] [1] RP TO STAM ANOTHER FIRE AT THE 1 MILE TO HARBISON
10:59 AM 9 [37] 85 IS 1097 EB JWO TAVERN, JWO START OF OFR , WILL NEED CALTRANS TO RESPOND FOR LONG TERM AND FD BATTALION CHIEF IS 1097
10:58 AM 8 [35] [Notification] [CHP]-STAM 97, TWO HOT SPOTS ON RS , WILL NEED UNITS FOR CLOSURE [Shared]
10:58 AM 7 [34] [Notification] [CHP]-STAM 97 ADV THE EB #2 LN NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN [Shared]
10:57 AM 6 [31] RP GARRETT – 2 SMALL FIRES ON THE RHS – TRANS TO HLFD – THEY ARE GOING 1097 NOW
10:52 AM 5 [9] PER ANOTHER CALLER MULTIPLE SMALL FIRES ON RS
10:51 AM 4 [1] FIRE JUST STARTING ON THW FWY SIDE C
10:43 AM 3 [23] [Appended, 10:54:57] [8] RP ADVS AREA IS CHARRED, SO NO FUEL FOR THE FIRE
10:41 AM 2 [17] [Appended, 10:54:57] [2] CONSIDERABLE AMT OF SMOKE RISING
10:41 AM 1 [16] [Appended, 10:54:57] [1] SAME AREA AS FIRE A FEW DAYS AGO

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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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CAL FIRE Vegetation Management Program Burn in Pine Valley – March 15-20, 2017

Cal Fire LogoCAL FIRE will be continuing the Vegetation Management Program (VMP) burn south of Pine Valley which began on Wednesday March 15, 2017. The burn will be conducted in order to clear an additional 85 acres in the area of the Corte Madera Ranch. The Monday March 20, 2017 burn is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:00 A.M. and is expected to continue into the afternoon. Smoke is expected to be visible in the immediate area as well as along the Interstate 8 corridor. CAL FIRE will be assisted on Monday’s burn by members from the Border Agency Fire Council (BAFC), an organization made up of 29 American and Mexican governmental agencies and organizations that represent fire protection and law enforcement officials, emergency responders, natural resource managers, elected officials and consular representatives from the binational area.

 

 

  • The BAFC’s stated goals are to:
    Establish and maintain relationships with U.S. and Mexican government agencies.
    Strengthen awareness and cooperation on preserving biodiversity.
    Continue effective fire prevention, suppression and emergency response.

CAL FIRE remains a committed member of the Border Agency Fire Council and embraces cross border training and mutual aid response in assistance to our cooperators on both sides of the border. For more info please contact Issac Sanchez Fire Captain/PIO (619) 922-4528

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COMMUNITY ALERT: Fire Training Drills in East Alpine / Viejas Area – June 6-8, 2016

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Fire Training  in East Alpine/ Viejas Area June 6-8, 2016

San Diego County Fire Chiefs in cooperation with the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, and the community of Alpine, will be conducting their annual Fire Preparedness Exercise June 6 – 8, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m…  Emergency Service Agencies from throughout San Diego County will come together to prepare for the upcoming fire season.

Regional firefighting forces will come together for training inclusive of emergency communications, firefighter survival, structure defense and hose deployments under simulated emergency conditions. Also participating in this three day training event will be firefighting aircraft from throughout San Diego County. These water- dropping aircraft will join ground forces in coordinated fire attacks under simulated fire conditions. Approximately 750 firefighters will be participating in the training exercises over the three days.

For more info please contact Sonny Saghera, Public Information officer (619) 490-9897  or Jean Moore, Alpine Fire Protection District (619) 445-2635 x 301 jmoore@alpinefire.org

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Cal Fire Conducting Prescribed Burn in Pine Valley – April 19, 2016

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Corte Madera VMP #2 – Prescribed Fire Notification for TUESDAY, April 19th, 2016

CALFIRE, in cooperation with Corte Madera Ranch, will be conducting a prescribed burn approximately 5 miles south of Pine Valley. Burning of standing vegetation will occur on approximately 45 acres as part of CALFIRE’s Vegetation Management Program (VMP). Ignition will occur at approximately 8:00 AM and smoke may be visible throughout the County.

For further information, please contact CAL FIRE Public Information Officer (PIO) Kendall Bortisser:

PHONE: (619) 922-4528 / EMAIL: kendal.bortisser@fire.ca.gov

FREE WILDFIRE COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS DAY – April 23, 2016

Keep your family, home, and business fire-safe! Join us for a FREE WILDFIRE COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS DAY! SATURDAY, APRIL 23 from 9am to 3:30pm at Barona Creek Golf Club (1932 Wildcat Canyon Road Lakeside, CA.) San Diego families, community Fire Safe Councils, and business owners are invited to a FREE day-long fire safety forum. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. Bring the family, learn about fire safety, enjoy a free lunch, and even meet Smokey Bear! Be sure to RSVP via email to jerrydavies55@gmail.com or call 805-559-0082 to ensure enough food and handouts for everyone! Sponsored by the California Fire Safe Council, in partnership with Farmers Insurance and the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County.

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FIRE ALERT: Prescribed Burn Today Near Lake Morena – February 17, 2016

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February 17, 2016 – CAL FIRE and San Diego County Fire will be conducting a controlled burn today near Lake Morena beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m.  Smoke may be visible throughout areas of the County.