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Lilac Fire: Wildfire Breaks Out In Fallbrook, San Diego

07 Décembre 2017

A wind-driven wildfire rapidly blackened scores of brushy acres alongside Interstate 15 in the Pala Mesa area Thursday, gutting several structures, closing roads and forcing evacuations.

A fire broke out in San Diego County Thursday along Interstate 15 and State Route 76.

The fire is now at 100-150 acres with zero percent containment, according to Cal Fire. Students from Sullivan Middle School were also being evacuated, according to North County Fire Protection District spokesman John Buchanan said.

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Photos posted on social media showed smoke from the fire that could be seen for miles surrounding the flames. The brush fire prompted road closures and evacuations as it roared up a hillside, consuming everything in its path.Firefighters moved in, with aircraft making drops on the blaze while motorists fled the flames.

Two southbound lanes of I-15 are blocked. Among the evacuated sites were Bonsall High School, Sullivan Middle School and the Rancho Monserate Country Club.

Lilac Fire: Wildfire Breaks Out In Fallbrook, San Diego