Update: Evacuation orders lifted for Del Dios and Mt. Israel

The Poinsettia Fire moving through Carlsbad. Photo by Jon Clark
The Poinsettia Fire moving through Carlsbad. Photo by Jon Clark


-The Cocos Fire is now 3,018 acres and 10 percent contained. Evacuations remain in place but the evacuation orders for Mt. Israel and Del Dios have been lifted. Fire crews are aggressively working in areas of concern, including the Harmony Grove area near the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District. While it came close yesterday, the fire has not crossed into the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District.

-Firefighters discovered a badly burned body in the area of Ambrosia Lane and Calliandra Road in Carlsbad, a location known to have been used as an encampment by transients, according to city officials. The victim’s name and cause of death are unknown.

-As of 7 p.m. May 15, the evacuation order has been lifted on all areas associated with the Poinsettia Fire. Residents are allowed to re-enter the area and their homes.

-As of 7 p.m. May 15, Fallbrook residents are being allowed to return to their homes. The community is open for Fallbrook residents only.

-As of 6:45 p.m. May 15, the

Highway Fire

in Bonsall is 100 percent contained.

-As of 6:30 p.m. May 15, the 

Cocos Fire

in San Marcos is at 1,200 acres with 10 percent containment.

-As of 5 p.m. May 15, more than 2,600 firefighters are battling the wildfires in San Diego County.

-As of 4:20 p.m. May 15, the

Cocos Fire

in San Marcos is at 1,200 acres with 5 percent containment.

-As of 4 p.m. May 15, official have issued 5,400 additional evacuation orders because of the Cocos Fire burning in the Harmony Grove and Del Dios areas.

-As of 4 p.m. May 15, Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Escondido has closed due to wildfires in the area.

-As of 3:50 p.m. May 15, the emergency room at Palomar Medical Center is no longer accepting patients. Patients are being directed to the downtown Palomar campus.

-(Updated 6:45 p.m. May 15) According to the San Diego County Office of Education, the following school districts will be closed Friday, May 16:

  • Bonsall Union
  • Cardiff
  • Carlsbad Unified
  • Del Mar Union
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido Union Elementary
  • Escondido Union High
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary
  • Fallbrook Union High
  • Oceanside Unified
  • Poway Unified
  • Ramona Unified
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Diego Unified School District will be open Friday, May 16, with the exception of schools in the Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch neighborhoods .
  • San Dieguito Union High
  • San Marcos Unified
  • San Pasqual Union
  • Solana Beach
  • Vallecitos
  • Valley Center-Pauma Unified
  • Vista Unified

-As of 2:10 p.m. May 15, nearly 13,000 new evacuation notices went to residents of Harmony Grove and the west side of Escondido because of the Cocos Fire. The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District is issuing an evacuation order for the communities of Del Dios and Mt. Israel, according to the RSFFPD website. Reverse 911 calls will be going out shortly.

-As of 2 p.m. May 15, Rady Children’s Hospital has closed its medical facility and urgent care clinic at 625 W. Citracado Parkway in Escondido because of the nearby Cocos Fire. A spokesman said families with medical needs should go to the main hospital at 3020 Children’s Way.



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