Witch Creek / Poomacha updated – 0500 am

| October 27, 2007

The latest San Diego County Emergency Center fire map show little active burning except in the northern section of the Witch Creek / Poomacha fire complex:

As you can see, a lot of this is still up on Palomar Mountain. The San Diego County Emergency Center had this description of the Poomacha Fire as of last night:

Poomacha Fire

  • 42,000 acres
  • 35% contained
  • Full containment and control on October 29th
  • There are 1,794 firefighters assigned
  • 14 injuries to firefighters
  • 78 homes, 19 outbuildings destroyed
  • The fire was active near Pauma Reservation and Palomar Mtn. The fire has entered the Aqua Tibia Wilderness. Control operations within this area are difficult given the steep terrain and inaccessibility. Active structure protection occurring in the Mt. Palomar area. In residential areas where the overall threat has lessened, some displaced residents are being allowed to return.

There is still some active burning inside the Horno (Camp Pendleton) fire perimeter, but the perimeter itself does not appear to be growing any more:

Interstates 5, 15, and 8 are all open; however, sections of Hwy 76 and 78 within the Witch Creek / Poomacha Fire perimeter remain closed, as do sections of Hwy 94 within the Harris Fire perimeter. More details on road closures here. ..bruce w..

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