Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday Afternoon Fire Updates

No new evacuations at this time


October 23, 2007

3:30 p.m.



Due to the generosity of the community, the emergency shelter at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center has received enough donated items to provide food and shelter for people who have evacuated to the site.

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department opened a shelter at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, on Monday October 22nd, in response to a Fire Department order to evacuate parts of the community of Olivenhain. The City was able to provide a basic shelter with food, drinks and restroom and the community responded to requests generously.

The City of Encinitas would like to thank all those who donated to the shelter and requests that no further donations are taken to the shelter. There is also no need for volunteers at the shelter at this time. Further donations can be directed to organizations that are still in need of assistance.

From NCT.com:

A mandatory evacuation order will remain in place in Olivenhain for at least one more day, Encinitas Fire Department Chief Mark Muir told the City Council Tuesday.

Firefighters have taken positions east of Olivenhain to defend brushy and wooded topography south of Escondido Creek, he said. If the fire were to enter the creek's drainage, it could spread quickly to Olivenhain, a rural community of east Encinitas.

Mandatory evacuations of Olivenhain were ordered at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The Army National Guard is operating roadblocks and sheriff's deputies are patrolling the community to protect property from looters, sheriff's Capt. Don Fowler said.

Some Olivenhain residents have found refuge at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The evacuation center will remain open for at least one more day, officials said.

Also, check out theSan Diego Fire Blog (frequent updates)

Below photo is of the ash slicks that covered the ocean this morning. Photo taken by Phil Sanchez at Beacon's Beach in Leucadia.


  1. City of Encinitas started posting the media releases on their website.

  2. Just added more content to this post. Got any info e-mail me funkyleucadian@gmail.com or post away in the comments section.

  3. RSF fire district has good info


  4. My family delivered some smoke masks and magazines to the community center today and it was amazing how many people were there only to donate. We all live in a pretty cool town!

    If you have not seen the horses at Cardiff School and Seaside Reef parking lot, it's worth a look. You may never see that happen again.

    Now for the real conundrum.... surfers have been out every day this week. Wood smoke and ash are one thing, but burning plastic, aluminum, propane, garden chemicals, rubber etc. are quite another. Think twice before you fill your lungs in great quantities with these things.

  5. Thank you for this site.

    We were evacuated from Olivenhain, and this has been one of the best sources of information.

    Thanks again


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