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Witch Fire

  • San Diego County
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  • Started: Oct 21, 2007
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  • Last Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 2:00 PM
Containment

100%

Acres Burned

197,990

No new updates for this fire. 197990 acres have burned, and the fire has been 100% contained. The cause was powerlines

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Do people near this fire need to evacuate?

YES
Evacuation orders have been issued. Learn more

Have any road closures been announced?

NO
No nearby roads are closed at this time.

On the scene

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Additional Details

EVACUATIONS

Evacuations have been lifted. Highway 78 is closed from Ramon to Escondido due to fire damage.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

n/a

CAUSE

Powerlines

INJURIES

40 firefighter injuries, 2 civilian fatalities

STRUCTURES THREATENED

n/a

STRUCTURES DESTROYED

1,125 residential structures and 509 outbuildings were destroyed. 77 residential structures and 25 outbuildings were damaged.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

$18 million

CONDITIONS

The Witch Fire has joined the Poomacha fire in the north. This fire resulted in two civilian fatalities.

DATA SOURCE

CalFire

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

CAL FIRE/San Diego County Operational Area

COOPERATING AGENCIES

California Highway Patrol, San Diego County Sheriff, Red Cross, Animal Control, San Diego Police Department, Escondido Police Department, Escondido Police Department, San Diego Gas & Electric, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and various local fire agencies.

PHONE NUMBERS

n/a