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Volcano Fire fully contained, 355 acres charred


Brush fire west of Murrieta destroys one home and injured three firefighters


Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Issue 31, Volume 16.


DELUZ - The Volcano Fire, which charred 355 acres west of Murrieta since it broke out Wednesday, was fully contained today.

The fire was declared 100 percent contained at 6 p.m. Sunday, said Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.

The fire broke out around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tenaja Road and Via Volcano in unincorporated Deluz when motorized brush-clearing equipment operated by a Riverside County Transportation worker struck barbed wire, causing sparks, firefighters said. It destroyed one home and injured three firefighters.

More than 300 firefighters from Riverside County, the U.S. Forest Service, March Air Force Base, Murrieta, Orange County and the Pechanga reservation have been deployed, Hagemann said. Seven water-dropping helicopters and six air tankers attacked the fire from the air.


DELUZ (Wire Service) - Fire officials expect full containment of a wildfire that has burned 355 acres west of Murrieta by 6 p.m. today.

"The fire remains 95 percent contained," Jody Hagemann of the county fire department said today. "We have two engines and one fire crew assigned today. Full containment is estimated by 6 p.m."

The wildfire, which started about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, charred hillside in unincorporated Deluz and destroyed one home and injured three firefighters. A brush-clearing mower operated by a Riverside County Transportation worker on Tenaja Road struck barbed wire and issued sparks, firefighters said.

A flareup prevented full containment by Thursday night.

"The county is providing its full cooperation as fire department officials continue their investigation," county Executive Office spokesman Ray Smith said.

One firefighter suffered a broken ankle and was taken to a hospital. Two other crew members suffered unspecified minor injuries, authorities said.

A two-story house was destroyed by the flames, which threatened numerous other residences, but firefighters were able to protect them. Most of the side roads in the area are dirt, with homes built along hillsides.

More than 300 personnel from multiple agencies -- including the Riverside County, Murrieta and Los Angeles County fire departments and the Pechanga tribal fire unit -- battled the blaze at its height.

Thirty-nine engine crews, six water tender companies and 11 hand crews were deployed. Seven water-dropping helicopters and six air tankers also were called into action.


Volcano Fire Now at 90 Percent Containment

DELUZ - A wildfire that destroyed one home and injured three firefighters west of Murrieta was 90 percent contained this afternoon, a Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman said.

With the blaze's forward progress stopped, the burned area remained at 355 acres, according to Jody Hagemann of the fire department.

"Containment estimates will be re-evaluated throughout the day," Hagemann said.

The wildfire -- started about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and charred hillsides in unincorporated Deluz -- was sparked by equipment operated by a Riverside County Transportation Department worker mowing alongside Tenaja Road to clear brush.

"The county is providing its full cooperation as fire department officials continue their investigation," county Executive Office spokesman Ray Smith said.

"Each year, the county works to reduce the chance of fire by clearing brush and weeds along roadsides. The fire is a tragedy for the residents whose homes are threatened and whose lives and families are being disrupted. County officials will do everything in their power to assist them."

One firefighter suffered a broken ankle and was taken to a hospital. Two other crew members suffered unspecified minor injuries, authorities said.

A two-story house was destroyed by the flames, which threatened numerous other residences, but firefighters were able to protect them. Most of the side roads in the area are dirt, with homes built along hillsides.

Voluntary, or "soft," evacuations were in place throughout Wednesday afternoon for residents who did not feel safe, but no so-called mandatory evacuations were ordered.

All residents except those whose home was destroyed had returned Thursday, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

More than 300 personnel from multiple agencies -- including the Riverside County, Murrieta and Los Angeles County fire departments and the Pechanga tribal fire unit -- battled the blaze at its height.

Thirty-nine engine crews, six water tender companies and 11 hand crews were deployed. Seven water-dropping helicopters and six air tankers also were called into action.


All roads open in area of DeLuz/Murrieta wildfire, containment at 75%

DELUZ - All roads in the area of a 355-acre wildfire that destroyed one home and injured three firefighters west of Murrieta were reopened today, but the fire remained 75 percent contained after a flare-up burned additional acres.

A patch of unburned brush ignited about 2:30 p.m., sending up a column of smoke visible from area homes and Interstate 15 a few miles to the east.

According to the Riverside County Fire Department, crews assigned to the wildfire, which broke out Wednesday near Tenaja and Via Volcano roads, halted the blaze's forward progress.

"Containment and control estimates will be re-evaluated tomorrow," Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department said in a 7 p.m. update.

Fire officials had said earlier today they expected the blaze to be fully controlled by this evening.

The wildfire, which started about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and charred hillsides in the unincorporated community of Deluz, was sparked by equipment operated by a Riverside County Transportation Department worker mowing alongside Tenaja Road for brush clearance.

"The county is providing its full cooperation as fire department officials continue their investigation," county Executive Office spokesman Ray Smith said.

"Each year, the county works to reduce the chance of fire by clearing brush and weeds along roadsides. The fire is a tragedy for the residents whose homes are threatened and whose lives and families are being disrupted. County officials will do everything in their power to assist them."

One firefighter suffered a broken ankle and was taken to a hospital. Two other crew members suffered unspecified minor injuries, authorities said.

A two-story house was destroyed by the flames, which threatened numerous other residences, but firefighters were able to protect them. Most of the side roads in the area are dirt, with homes built along hillsides.

Voluntary, or "soft," evacuations were in place throughout Wednesday afternoon for residents who did not feel safe, but no so-called mandatory evacuations were ordered.

All residents except those whose home was destroyed had returned Thursday, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

More than 300 personnel from multiple agencies, including the Riverside County, Murrieta and Los Angeles County fire departments and the Pechanga tribal fire unit battled the blaze at its height.

A total of 39 engine crews, six water tender companies and 11 hand crews were deployed. Seven water-dropping helicopters and six air tankers were also called into action.


Flare up of DeLuz/Murrieta wildfire occurs; CHP says fire is near roadway

DELUZ (Wire Service) - An island of vegetation at the site of a 350-acre wildfire west of Murrieta that destroyed a large home and injured three firefighters flared up today around 2:30 p.m., prompting crews at the scene to mobilize to prevent the flames from spreading.

The patch of unburned brush ignited about 2:30 p.m., sending up a column of smoke visible from area homes and Interstate 15 a few miles to the east. The California Highway Patrol stated at that time that fire was near a roadway.

According to the Riverside County Fire Department, crews assigned to Wednesday's wildfire that began near Tenaja and Via Volcano roads were expected to quickly extinguish the new blaze.

Meantime, the "Volcano Fire" was declared 100 percent contained about 8 a.m. today.

The wildfire, which started about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and charred hillsides in the unincorporated community of Deluz, was sparked by mowing equipment operated by a Riverside County agency for brush clearance.

"Riverside County has been notified by fire officials that it appears the ... fire was accidentally caused by a county Transportation Department worker mowing alongside Tenaja Road," county Executive Office spokesman Ray Smith said.

"The county is providing its full cooperation as fire department officials continue their investigation," he said. "Each year, the county works to reduce the chance of fire by clearing brush and weeds along roadsides. The fire is a tragedy for the residents whose homes are threatened and whose lives and families are being disrupted. County officials will do everything in their power to assist them."

One firefighter suffered a broken ankle and was taken to a hospital. Two other crew members suffered unspecified minor injuries, authorities said.

A two-story house was destroyed by the flames, which threatened numerous other residences, but firefighters were able to protect them. Most of the side roads in the area are dirt, with homes built along hillsides.

Voluntary, or "soft," evacuations were in place throughout Wednesday afternoon for residents who did not feel safe, but no so-called mandatory evacuations were ordered.

An emergency staging area was set up at Avenida La Cresta and Valle Vista, from which more than 300 personnel from multiple agencies, including the Riverside County, Murrieta and Los Angeles County fire departments and the Pechanga tribal fire unit deployed.

At the height of the fire, 39 engine crews, six water tender companies and 11 hand crews battled the flames, which had the potential to spread to 1,500 acres, officials said. Seven water-dropping helicopters and six air tankers were also called into action.


DELUZ/MURRIETA - At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, Riverside Fire officials reported that an island of unburned vegetation has caught fire and generated fresh smoke that will be visible to area residents and motorists. The area is being extinguished by resources on scene.

The California Highway Patrol has responded to the area reporting that the fire is getting close to the roadway. The CHP officers are on site at Avenida La Cresta and Clinton Keith Road, stating that some residents of the area are "trying to leave quickly."

Watch this site for more updates as they become available.

(previous story)

DeLuz wildfire near Murrieta 100 percent contained; one home destroyed, three hurt

DELUZ - A 350-acre wildfire that destroyed a large home and injured three firefighters in a rural area just west of Murrieta was 100 percent contained today, with full control expected tonight.

The blaze broke out at Tenaja and Via Volcano roads in the unincorporated community of Deluz around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, sparked by mowing equipment operated by a Riverside County agency during a brush-clearing effort designed to prevent a wildfire, authorities said.

Fire commanders said the cool overnight hours were spent improving containment lines. The fire was 100 percent contained by 8 a.m. today, and full control was expected by 8 p.m., said Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.

"Riverside County has been notified by fire officials that it appears the...fire was accidentally caused by a county Transportation Department worker mowing alongside Tenaja Road," county Executive Office Public Information Officer Ray Smith said.

"The county is providing its full cooperation as fire department officials continue their investigation," Smith said.

"Each year, the county works to reduce the chance of fire by clearing brush and weeds along roadsides. The fire is a tragedy for the residents whose homes are threatened and whose lives and families are being disrupted. County officials will do everything in their power to assist them."

One firefighter suffered a broken ankle and was taken to a hospital. Two other crew members suffered unspecified minor injuries, authorities said.

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but firefighters were able to protect them. Most of the side roads in the area are dirt, with homes built along hillsides.

Voluntary, or "soft," evacuations were in place throughout Wednesday afternoon for residents who did not feel safe, but no so-called mandatory evacuations were ordered.

An emergency staging area was set up at Avenida La Cresta and Valle Vista, from which more than 300 personnel from multiple agencies, including the Riverside County, Murrieta and Los Angeles County fire departments and the Pechanga tribal fire unit deployed.

By 6 p.m. Wednesday, a few units were being deactivated and going home, according to reports from the scene. A temporary shelter set up by the American Red Cross at Murrieta Valley High School was closed on Wednesday evening, said Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson.

Thirty-nine engine crews, six water tender companies and 11 hand crews battled the flames, which had the potential to spread to 1,500 acres, officials said, and seven water-dropping helicopters and six air tankers were deployed.


DELUZ -(Wire Service) A 350-acre wildfire in a rural area just west of Murrieta that destroyed a large home and injured three firefighters was 75 percent contained today, with full containment expected later this morning and full control tonight.

The blaze broke out at Tenaja and Via Volcano roads in the unincorporated community of Deluz around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, sparked by mowing equipment operated by a Riverside County agency during a brush-clearing effort designed to prevent a wildfire, authorities said.

Fire commanders said the cool overnight hours would be spent improving containment lines. Full containment was expected at 8 a.m. today and full control by 6 p.m., said Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson.

"Riverside County has been notified by fire officials that it appears the ... fire was accidentally caused by a county Transportation Department worker mowing alongside Tenaja Road," county Executive Office Public Information Officer Ray Smith said.


Fire burns 400 acres, 50% containment, three firefighters injured, one home destroyed

DELUZ - (Wire Service) A large home was destroyed and three firefighters were injured battling a brush fire today in a rural area just west of Murrieta caused by mowing equipment operated by a Riverside County agency.

"Riverside County has been notified by fire officials that it appears the ... fire was accidentally caused by a county Transportation Department worker mowing alongside Tenaja Road," county Executive Office Public Information Officer Ray Smith said.

"The county is providing its full cooperation as fire department officials continue their investigation," Smith said. "Each year, the county works to reduce the chance of fire by clearing brush and weeds along roadsides. The fire is a tragedy for the residents whose homes are threatened and whose lives and families are being disrupted. County officials will do everything in their power to assist them."

The fire, which started around 11:30 a.m. at Tenaja and Via Volcano roads in the unincorporated community of Deluz, has scorched more than 400 acres.

Voluntary, or "soft," evacuations were in place throughout the afternoon for residents who did not feel safe, but no mandatory evacuations were ordered. By 7 p.m., the fire was 50 percent contained.

A two-story house was destroyed by the flames, which threatened numerous other residences that firefighters were able to protect. Most of the side roads in the area are dirt, with homes built along hillsides.

One firefighter suffered a broken ankle and was taken to a hospital. Two other crew members suffered unspecified minor injuries.

An emergency staging area was set up at Avenida La Cresta and Valle Vista, from which more than 300 personnel from multiple agencies, including the Riverside County, Murrieta and Los Angeles County fire departments and the Pechanga tribal fire unit deployed.

By 6 p.m., a few units were being deactivated and going home, according to reports from the scene, though full containment was not expected until Thursday morning.

Thirty-nine engine crews, six water tender companies and 11 hand crews battled the flames, which had the potential to spread to 1,500 acres, officials said. At mid-afternoon, seven water-dropping helicopters and six air tankers were called into action to help contain the blaze, according to the fire department.


DELUZ - A large home was destroyed and three firefighters were hurt battling a brush fire that broke out today in a rural area just west of Murrieta, where more than 400 acres were blackened before crews got the blaze partially under control.

The fire started around 11:30 a.m. at Tenaja and Via Volcano roads in the unincorporated Riverside County community of Deluz. According to the fire department, brush-clearing equipment is to blame, but no further details were immediately available.

Voluntary, or "soft," evacuations were in place throughout the afternoon for residents who did not feel safe, but no mandatory evacuations were ordered. By 5:45 p.m., the fire was declared 50 percent contained.

A two-story house was consumed by the flames, which threatened numerous other residences that firefighters were able to protect. Most of the side roads in the area are dirt, with homes built along hillsides.

One firefighter suffered a broken ankle and was taken to a hospital. Two other crew members suffered unspecified minor injuries.

An emergency staging area was set up at Avenida La Cresta and Valle Vista, from which more than 300 personnel from multiple agencies, including the Riverside County, Murrieta and Los Angeles County fire departments and the Pechanga tribal fire unit deployed.

By 6 p.m., a few units were being deactivated and going home, according to reports from the scene, though full containment was not expected until tomorrow morning.

Thirty-nine engine crews, six water tender companies and 11 hand crews battled the flames, which had the potential to spread to 1,500 acres, officials said.

At mid-afternoon, seven water-dropping helicopters and six air tankers were called into action to help contain the blaze, according to the fire department. According to the Riverside County Fire Dept., 327 fire fighters, 39 engine companies, 11 overhead personnel, 1 ambulance air, 7 helicopters, 6 air tankers, 11 fire crews, and 3 bulldozers have been used to quickly knock down the fire.

The American Red Cross has opened a temporary evacuation center for those who voluntarily evacuated at Murrieta Valley High School, located at 42200 Nighthawk in Murrieta. Cooperating agencies include the American Medical Response, American Red Cross, CAL FIRE/Riverside, CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO, Los Angeles County Fire Department, March Air Force Base, Murrieat Fire Protection District, Orange County Fire Authority, Pechanga Fire Department, Riverside County Fire Department, US Forestry Service Cleveland.


DELUZ - A brush fire that broke out today in a rural area just west of Murrieta damaged at least one house and scorched around 400 acres, but crews appeared to be making progress in containing it. The non-injury blaze was reported around 11:30 a.m. at Tenaja and Via Volcano roads in the unincorporated Riverside County community of Deluz.

Voluntary, or "soft," evacuations were in place for residents who did not feel safe, but no mandatory evacuations had been ordered as of 3:45 p.m. Broadcast images showed a home burning, though it wasn't immediately clear whether the two-story structure was occupied. Sheriff's radio broadcasts indicated a second home was aflame at 39439 Valle Vista. But there was no immediate confirmation on damage. Residents were traversing roads in the vicinity of the blaze. However, access to same routes were blocked by sheriff's deputies and CHP officers to facilitate first-responders.

An emergency staging area was set up at Avenida La Cresta and Valle Vista, from which personnel from multiple agencies, including the Riverside County, Murrieta and Los Angeles County fire departments and the Pechanga tribal fire unit were deploying. Thirty-five engine crews, six water tender companies and six hand crews - - numbering around 230 personnel -- were battling the flames, which had the potential to spread to 1,500 acres, according to reports from the scene.

Most of the side roads in the area are dirt, with homes built along hillsides. A half-dozen water-dropping helicopters and a like number of air tankers were called into action to help contain the blaze, which was 20 percent contained by 3:30 p.m., according to the fire department. There was no immediate word on how the blaze started.


The La Cresta fire has now reached approximately 200 acres, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire has also only reached 5 percent containment.

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Story by Andrea Verdin Photo by JP Raineri

100+ acre fire being battled by 188 firefighters in La Cresta CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department crewmembers are working with the US Forest service to extinguish a 100-plus acre wildfire that started in the Cleveland National Forest area.

According to a Riverside County Fire report, the fire was first reported at approximately 11:30 a.m. as a five -acre grass fire in the Tenaja Road and Via Volcano area of La Cresta, which quickly reached alarming growth.

Currently, 25 engines, four helicopters, six air tankers, three bulldozers, six water tankers and 188 firefighters are working on the fire.

As of 1 p.m., no one has been displaced, and the cause is still being investigated.

Watch this website as more information becomes available

Story by Andrea Verdin Photo by JP Raineri

"The county is providing its full cooperation as fire department officials continue their investigation," Smith said. "Each year, the county works to reduce the chance of fire by clearing brush and weeds along roadsides. The fire is a tragedy for the residents whose homes are threatened and whose lives and families are being disrupted. County officials will do everything in their power to assist them."

One firefighter suffered a broken ankle and was taken to a hospital. Two other crew members suffered unspecified minor injuries, authorities said. A two-story house was destroyed by the flames, which threatened numerous other residences that firefighters were able to protect. Most of the side roads in the area are dirt, with homes built along hillsides.

Voluntary, or "soft," evacuations were in place throughout Wednesday afternoon for residents who did not feel safe, but no so-called mandatory evacuations were ordered.

An emergency staging area was set up at Avenida La Cresta and Valle Vista, from which more than 300 personnel from multiple agencies, including the Riverside County, Murrieta and Los Angeles County fire departments and the Pechanga tribal fire unit deployed.

By 6 p.m. Wednesday, a few units were being deactivated and going home, according to reports from the scene. A temporary shelter set up by the American Red Cross at Murrieta Valley High School was closed on Wednesday evening, Hendrickson said.

Thirty-nine engine crews, six water tender companies and 11 hand crews battled the flames, which had the potential to spread to 1,500 acres, officials said. Seven water-dropping helicopters and six air tankers were called into action to help contain the blaze, according to the fire department.


 

24 comments

Comment Profile Imagediana
Comment #1 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm
On the way to the pool and just wondering what was going on.
Thank you for the info
Comment Profile ImageJenn
Comment #2 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm
Just saw a plume of black smoke
Comment Profile ImageJoss
Comment #3 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Anybody know if this fire is north or south of Fallbrook? Google Maps says the park is south, the roads are north, and can't find "la cresta" at all. Thanks
Comment Profile ImageLydia Torres
Comment #4 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Thanks Andrea, We live on the other side of mountain in Wildomar. I used to be volunteer for training palomar firefighters, and I am still available for dispatch with the C.E.R.T team. I trained with James Beebe. Bless all the firefighters!
Sincerely,
Lydia Torres, Legal Admin Asst./EMT1
Comment Profile ImageLa Cresta Fire
Comment #5 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm
Joss, the fire is north of Fallbrook, closer to Murrieta off Clinton Keith Road (you go to the west). I hope it doesn't burn Santa Rosa Plateau - that place is so beautiful and there are so many animals. Lots of horse ranches too - I hope they get this contained quickly...
Comment Profile ImageSean
Comment #6 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm
La cresta is just above murrieta towards the ocean lots of expensive homes up there
Comment Profile Imagesummer
Comment #7 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm
joss, this fire is north of fallbrook, in the murrieta wildomar area, in the back moutains
Comment Profile Image3 year home owner in Fallbrook.
Comment #8 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm
God bless all the Firefighters, thank you again.
Comment Profile ImageDana
Comment #9 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Go to GOOGLE MAPS and look for TENAJA ROAD and VIA VOLCAN in Murrietta
Comment Profile ImageSB
Comment #10 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm
Thank you! I was wondering what that smoke was from. Couldn't find any news earlier.
Comment Profile ImageRed Head
Comment #11 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm
When I first saw the smoke and asked the Village News where the fire was at I was told it was Camp Pendleton. I thought "uh, not unless they moved the base to Temecula" glad to know where it really is. (-:

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VILLAGE NEWS COMMENTS: You are correct Red Head. In our first two calls to North County Fire, we were told it was on Camp Pendleton. Your call came in during the 5-minute time frame when we were learning it was not on Base, but in La Cresta. Thanks for bearing with us. --D. Ramsey
Comment Profile ImageHarvestonian
Comment #12 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm
Just heard a story on Fox News, so it made national news.

I was outside around 2:00 and didn't smell smoke but saw white particles floating in the breeze.
Comment Profile ImageRed Head
Comment #13 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm
Trust me Debbie I know how it is!! Been there, done that. I just thought it was funny because I could see the huge plume of black smoke billowing up due north from my front yard, so I knew it couldn't be Pendleton, thought maybe we had 2 fires going. Keep up the good work guys, the VN does a great job of keeping the community informed. Glad the fire department finally figured out where it was though!!

****VILLAGE NEWS COMMENTS****
Thanks Red Head. We appreciate the support. When I saw the first plume of smoke, I was on my lunch break by the FB Post Office. I would have sworn it was in De Luz at that point in time. It looked really close. --D.R.
Comment Profile Imageobservant
Comment #14 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm
I chased one of those fires back when I was in high school. I thought it was on the far side of DeLuz and it ended up being above Lake Elsinore/Wildomar.

My own personal rule of thumb is that smoke plumes are always twice as far away as they look.
Comment Profile ImageMom of lots
Comment #15 | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm
Oh the irony that a fire began while trying to keep up with weed abatement laws.
Comment Profile ImageAmericangirlxyz
Comment #16 | Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:59 am
Wow......we were one of the houses surrounded by flames in la cresta! We simply had to evacuate as the flames began lapping up the hill not 20 feet from the house. Thank God for all the cactus we planted. With little information and armed with only what we could see by staring helplessly up the hillside, my family all gathered in quiet anguish and worry. I have to say that if it were not for the heroic efforts and fast reaction of those brave firefighters......the damage and loss of life would be truly devastating! My hats are off to all the firefighters that answered the call......you truly are my heroes!! Thank you!

B
Comment Profile Imagejustwondering
Comment #17 | Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 6:41 am
well its started!!This was caused by HUMANS getting rid of brush..by the pictures posted elsewhere it appears that brush was surrounding the homes..no clearing was visable in the pictures..its gonna happen here too if people dont wisen up..ive said it for 2 years..the area along RECHE road is overgrown and dead and dry..someone needs to take action and clear it out..why is it,that those who live closest to where the fire was are the ones who are NOT clearing brush..? We got a notice from the FD to keep our property cleared..sorry for this homeowners loss..
Comment Profile ImageJohn
Comment #18 | Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm
Started again, not 100% contained.
Comment Profile ImageJohn R.
Comment #19 | Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm
Living out in the the Del Luz area north of Fallbrook I really appreciate the regular updates on any brush fire in the area.

Thank you Village News!!!!
Comment Profile ImageWondering
Comment #20 | Friday, Aug 3, 2012 at 10:49 am
Been smelling smoke all morning in Fallbrook near the 15, does anyone know if it's from this fire or a new one?

****VILLAGE NEWS COMMENTS****
There were a few permitted control burns going on this morning per North County Fire. --D. Ramsey
Comment Profile ImagePreston
Comment #21 | Saturday, Aug 4, 2012 at 8:22 am
Does anyone know if there are rules for Fallbrook regulating a landowner to clear their lot. In some Counties owners have to a certain date and if not in compliance the lot is cleared and the bill is attached to the property taxes.
Comment Profile Imagelocal libertarian
Comment #22 | Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 at 5:40 am
re: Preston
That's exactly how it is here. Basically 'known' brush areas are inspected yearly and the owners are given mandates as necessary. Most of the landowners around here are responsible and clear their brush yearly.
Comment Profile ImageVolcano Fire
Comment #23 | Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm
Why is it called a Volcano fire?
Comment Continued : The comment above was written from the same location.
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Comment Profile Imagenevermind
Comment #24 | Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm
I now see it was on Via Volcano Rd

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