Harris Fire – day 2 wrapup

| October 23, 2007

Assuming the maps put out by San Diego County are accurate, the advance of the Harris Fire has definitely slowed today. Here’s the SD County Map as of 1800 PDT today:

This hasn’t changed all that much from the map that San Diego County put out at 0530 this morning. Here’s the updated information as of about 8 pm this evening from the Sign On San Diego Fire Blog:

The Harris fire is up to 72,000 acres and is 10 percent contained. Firefighters expect full containment by Oct. 31. The fire moved toward Chula Vista and San Diego Tuesday but by the evening, firefighters said things were looking better for those communities, said Holly Crawford, a spokeswoman for the Office of Emergency Services.

Firefighters are concerned with the fire’s spread toward Deer Horn and Indian Springs. An estimated 1,210 firefighters are battling the blaze. So far, 22 civilians have been hurt and five firefighters were injured.

Authorities have evacuated 4,500 residents because of this fire and more may be told to leave depending on the fire’s spread.

So far, the blaze has destroyed or damaged between 200 and 500 homes and 1,500 homes are or have been threatened.


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