Californian willow fires map, update as the inferno races through Rancho San Diego

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The wicker fire in San Diego County reportedly burned “actively”, with five percent being contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said Thursday.

” The fire is still actively burning, but generally remains in an area of 15 acres,” Cal Fire tweeted.

Fire has been stopped from “spreading. 25 acres, 5 percent containment, one structure destroyed. Resources will be used until the morning,” the department added in a later tweet.

According to Captain Thomas Shoots, the fire threatened about 200 homes throughout San Diego County.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Office tweeted on Thursday: “All evacuation orders in the Willow Glen Drive and Wind River Road area have been rescinded. The only roadblock at this time is Willow Glen Drive between Hillsdale Road and Steele Canyon Road.”

#WillowFire in Rancho San Diego [update]The fire is still active but generally stops at 15 acres. Here is a rough map of the fire area. Please evacuate the area if you feel threatened. Visit https://t.co/kFNyPzwgZX for up-to-date information on evacuation. pic.twitter.com/AXC1ar1jlD

– CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) December 3, 2020

Evacuation orders and warnings for the following streets have been lifted according to the San Diego County Emergency website.

Brabham Street
Wind River Road
Limestone
Sonnet Street
Bridgehampton Square
Concours Court
Jarama Court
Aspen Alley
Seca Road
Sawgrass Road
Sea pines road
Drive of the congress
Wing foot place
Augusta Court

A red flag – the highest warning level – applies to parts of Southern California from Wednesday through Saturday “due to gusty winds and low humidity,” Cal Fire noted.

“This is a critical fire weather. Be careful when outdoors,” the warning said.

On Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) also warned of “extremely critical fire weather conditions” for the San Diego County mountains on Thursday.

He added, “Strong winds from Santa Ana will develop tonight, with the strongest winds occurring on Thursday morning. Critical fire weather conditions are likely, as the winds are combined with extremely low relative humidity”.

[email protected] is on site with the San Miguel vegetation fire near Willow Glen Drive and Hillsdale Road in Rancho San Diego. 10-15 acres, structures threatened. #WillowFire pic.twitter.com/ZgQk3etuvC

– CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) December 3, 2020

“The #WillowFire shows how quickly a fire can ignite and spread during a #RedFlagWarning,” the San Diego Sheriff’s Office tweeted on Thursday, showing a video with a public safety message about the need to prepare for a wildfire. “Do not wait until it is too late,” the office warned.

Meanwhile, in parts of Southern California, more than 100,000 people have been left without electricity after public safety officials turned off the power due to the critical fire weather risk.

San Diego Gas & Electric has turned off electricity for approximately 69,508 customers due to “high fire risk weather conditions,” the company said in a statement Thursday.

“The winds were so strong that we were unable to pay as much attention as usual to our customers in some communities,” the company added.

Southern California Edison, which turned off power for 34,552 of its customers, noted, “If there is a high risk of a wildfire, we can temporarily turn off power in your neighborhood to prevent our electrical system from becoming a source of ignition,” Edison continued.

Approximately 258,200 Southern California Edison customers in Southern California are also eligible for a power shutdown.

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