For up-to-the minute coverage of the wildfires on Friday, May 16, visit this link: Friday San Diego County Firestorm Coverage
Patch will continue to provide up-to-the minute coverage of the San Diego County wildfires at this site on Thursday, May 15. Please check back for updates throughout the day.Wildfires continue to burn through San Diego County for the third consecutive day Thursday as hot weather and dry winds blanket Southern California.
On Wednesday, several more blazes burned throughout the county: Tomahawk and Las Pulgas fires at Camp Pendleton, Freeway Fire in Deer Springs, Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, Highway Fire in Pala, Cocos Fire in San Marcos and Escondido, River Fire in Oceanside, Lakeside Fire and Escondido Fire.
11:03 p.m. — Las Flores Area Evacuated
10:45 p.m. — 3 Evacuation Shelters Open Thursday Night
10:35 p.m. — Tomahawk Fire Is 15% Contained
9:32 p.m. — Scripps Offers Public Health Tips as Wildfires Burn
9:04 p.m. — Horses Get Evacuation Too [Video]
8:53 p.m. — City, Library, Park Openings/Closures for Carlsbad
8:44 p.m. — Highway Fire In Pala Is 100% Contained
8:28 p.m. — Updated School Closure List
8:21 p.m. — Fallbrook Evacuations Lifted
6:55 p.m. — Photos: Poinsettia Fire Destroys Homes
6:48 p.m. — Evacuation Lifted, Road Open in Carlsbad
6:39 p.m. — Burned Body Found at Carlsbad Homeless Camp
6:26 p.m. — Harmony Grove Temple Is Destroyed [Photos]
5:44 p.m. — San Diego County School Closures for Friday
5:34 p.m. — Las Pulgas (Camp Pen) Fire Now 500 Acres
5:27 p.m. — Cocos Fire Spreads to 1,200 Acres
5:22 p.m. — Red Flag Warning Expires for Inland Valleys, Mountains
5:15 p.m. — North County Hospital, Medical Facility Update
5:01 p.m. — Cal State San Marcos Reschedules Graduation
4:36 p.m. — Wildfire Weather Conditions Should Ease Friday
4:14 p.m. — Possible Arson Suspect Is Released
3:38 p.m. — Police Detain Cocos Fire Arson Suspect
3:33 p.m. — New Fire Starts on Camp Pendleton
3:01 p.m. — Cocos Fire Now at 1,000+ Acres, Homes Burn
2:51 p.m. — 13K More Evacuate in Cocos Fire
2:44 p.m. — Stone Brewing Co. Is Forced to Evacuate
2:41 p.m. — San Diego County Firestorm In Photos
1:48 p.m. — Mid-Day Road Closures Around Cocos Fire
1:37 p.m. — Sprinter Train Is Not Stopping at CSUSM
1:14 p.m. — Bay Area Firefighters Head South to Help
1:03 p.m. — Navy Joins San Diego County Wildfires Fight
12:39 p.m. — Bike to Work Day Reschedule
12:24 p.m. — How to Help San Diego County Fire Victims
12:08 p.m. — Highway Fire Is 40% Contained
11:49 a.m. — Relief Agencies Assisting with Wildfires
11:43 a.m. — Property Tax Relief Available
11:27 a.m. — Mail Service Continues Despite Fires
10:59 a.m. — 350 People Slept in Emergency Shelters
10:52 a.m. — Homes Not Threatened in River Fire
10:47 a.m. — Carlsbad Road Closures; Delayed Trash Service
10:01 a.m. — Cocos Fire Has Burned 800+ Acres
9:55 a.m. — 2 Large Animal Shelters Close
9:36 a.m. — YMCA Offers Free Childcare
8:52 a.m. — Cocos Fire in San Marcos Is 5% Contained
8:31 a.m. — Carlsbad's Poinsettia Fire Is 60% Contained
8:28 a.m. — Bernardo Fire Hits 75% Containment
8:24 a.m. — Cocos Fire Road Closures for Thursday Morning
5:50 a.m. — Oceanside River Fire Confined
5:48 a.m. — 6,000 Acre Tomahawk Fire Is 20% Contained
5:32 a.m. — I-15, Old Highway 395, SR 76 Reopened Near Pala
8:00 p.m. — Updated: Fire Crews Control a Lakeside-Area Hilltop Fire
Note: The Escondido Fire was extinguished Wednesday.
Crews have extinguished that small fire off the 2100 block of Bear Valley Parkway in Escondido, a dispatcher says. The blaze destroyed at least one outbuilding and several vehicles. No injuries have been reported.
Total AcreagePoinsettia Fire in Carlsbad: 400 acres
Tomahawk in Camp Pendleton: 6,300 acres
Freeway Fire in Camp Pendleton: 30 acres
Pulgas Fire at Camp Pendleton - 50 acres
Cocos Fire in San Marcos and Escondido: 1,200 acres
River Fire in Oceanside: 100 acres
Bernardo Fire in Rancho Bernardo area: 1,548 acres
Highway Fire in Deer Springs: 380 acres
Escondido Fire: 1 acre
Lakeside Fire: 17 acres
Fire Facts and Resources:
- Federal aid will be made available to authorities fighting the Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad.
- More than two dozen school districts have announced closures. Read the full list of openings and closures here.
- A handful of medical facilities have also closed in North County.
- Information about current air quality in the county can be found at the County of San Diego website by clicking here. County Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten says to avoid exposure to smoke.
- Click here for information about SDG&E power outages.
- U-Haul is offering free self-storage for those impacted by the fires. Read more here.
- For information about where to go for evacuations as well as non-emergency questions, officials ask residents to call 2-1-1.
- Find tips offered by the Red Cross about how to prepare in case of evacuation by clicking here.