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Pasqual Fire fully contained after burning 365 acres

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Last updated: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 6:15 PM

Acres burned: 365
Containment: 100%
Location: San Pasqual Valley Rd, west of Ramona. 
Start date: July 27, 2018 1:28 p.m.
Cause: Undetermined

Evacuations: None. All evacuation orders have been lifted.

Road closures: None. Closures were lifted Sunday evening. 

Twitter Hashtags: #PasqualFire

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SAN PASQUAL VALLEY (NEWS 8) - The Latest on the brush fire in the San Pasqual area of San Diego. All evacuations have been lifted. 

The charred site of a wildfire that spread over an estimated 365 open acres near San Diego Zoo Safari Park last week was fully contained as of late Monday afternoon.

The fast-moving blaze, which caused no reported structural damage or injuries, erupted for unknown reasons shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday off the 17000 block of state Route 78 in the San Pasqual Valley, according to Cal Fire.

Within 90 minutes, the blaze had burned across more than 200 acres, forcing residential evacuations as ground and airborne crews scrambled to corral the flames.

As the fire pushed to the southeast, authorities shut down state Route 78 between Bandy Canyon and Ramona Highlands roads as a safety precaution and to expedite the emergency operations in the rural area.

Sheriff's deputies cleared people out of homes potentially in the path of the fire. Vacated areas included neighborhoods along Via Cuesta; Via Vista Grande; Prestige Street; Day Star Way; Oak Grove, Rancho Villa, Rangeland, Rustic Villa and Weekend Villa roads; and Cinque Terre, Corniglia, Highland Hills, Horizon View and Rio Maggiore drives.

About six hours after the blaze broke out, firefighters had its spread halted and most of the active flames extinguished.

All the evacuation orders were lifted by early Saturday evening.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


MONDAY 6:15 p.m.

The Pasqual Fire that started Friday afternoon, causing evacuations and road closures, has been fully contained, Cal Fire San Diego reported Monday evening. 

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MONDAY 11:45 a.m.

SAN PASQUAL VALLEY (CNS) - A wildfire that erupted Friday near the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, scorching 365 acres, was 95 percent contained as of 6 a.m. Monday, fire officials said.

Crews will remain in the area, setting lines of containment around all the charred terrain and making sure all hot spots are snuffed out, according to Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez.

As of 5:53 p.m. Saturday, all evacuation orders were lifted.

The blaze started for unknown reasons shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday off the 17000 block of state Route 78 in the San Pasqual Valley, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Within 90 minutes, the blaze had burned across more than 200 acres, forcing residential evacuations and the shutdown of part a rural highway, as ground and airborne crews scrambled to corral the fast-moving flames.

By 7:30 p.m. Friday, the fire's progress was halted and most of the active flames were doused, CalFire said.

As the flames spread rapidly to the southeast, authorities shut down state Route 78 between Bandy Canyon and Ramona Highlands roads as a safety precaution and to expedite the firefighting operations in the rural area, according to Cal Fire and state transportation officials.

As of 6 p.m. Sunday all road closures along Highway 78 in the area of the fire have been lifted, Cal Fire San Diego said.

Sheriff's deputies cleared people out of homes potentially in the path of the fire. Vacated areas include neighborhoods along Via Cuesta; Via Vista Grande; Prestige Street; Day Star Way; Oak Grove, Rancho Villa, Rangeland, Rustic Villa and Weekend Villa roads; and Cinque Terre, Corniglia, Highland Hills, Horizon View and Rio Maggiore drives.

So far, the blaze has not caused any structural damage or injuries.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

SUNDAY 6:07 p.m.

Cal Fire updated the total containment as 80% with acreage holding at 365. Road closures were also lifted. 

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SUNDAY 11:07 a.m.

(CNS) Fire officials on Sunday announced a wildfire, which erupted Friday near the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and scorched 365 acres, is now 60 percent contained.

Crews will remain in the area through the weekend, setting lines of containment around all the charred terrain and making sure all hot spots are snuffed out, said Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez.

As of 5:53 p.m. Saturday, all evacuation orders were lifted, CalFire officials said.

The blaze started for unknown reasons off the 17000 block of state Route 78 in the San Pasqual Valley shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Within 90 minutes, the blaze had burned across more than 200 acres, forcing residential evacuations and the shutdown of part a rural highway, as ground and airborne crews scramble to corral the fast-moving flames.

By 7:30 p.m. Friday the fire's progress was halted and most of the active flames were doused, Cal Fire reported.

As the flames spread rapidly to the southeast, authorities shut down state Route 78 between Bandy Canyon and Ramona Highlands roads as a safety precaution and to expedite the firefighting operations in the rural area. State Route 78 is expected to remain closed between Bandy Canyon and Haverford roads until further notice, according to Cal Fire and state transportation officials.

Sheriff's deputies cleared people out of homes potentially in the path of the fire. Vacated areas include neighborhoods along Via Cuesta; Via Vista Grande; Prestige Street; Day Star Way; Oak Grove, Rancho Villa, Rangeland, Rustic Villa and Weekend Villa roads; and Cinque Terre, Corniglia, Highland Hills, Horizon View and Rio Maggiore drives.

So far, the blaze has not caused any structural damage or injuries.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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SATURDAY 5:45 p.m.

Cal Fire reports that all evacuation orders have been lifted.

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SATURDAY - 6:40 a.m.

Cal Fire San Diego is reporting early Saturday morning that the overnight crews were able to increase containment to 15%. Firefighters continue to focus on constructing containment lines and mopping up. 


FRIDAY - 9:10 p.m.

Cal Fire San Diego is reporting late Friday evening that all evacuation warnings have been lifted for the area effected by the San Pasqual fire. All remaining evacuation orders are still in effect.


FRIDAY - 8:20 p.m.

Evacuation orders have been lifted for the following areas/ roads: Highway 78 from Weekend Villa to Havorford, Weekend Villa, Rancho Villa and Quest Road. 

Highway 78 remains closed between Weekend Villa and Bandy Canyon road. 


FRIDAY - 7:35 p.m.

Cal Fire San Diego reports the forward rate of spread has been stopped and estimates the fire has burned 240 acres. Investigators believe they have located the origin of the blaze, but will continue to work to determine the cause. 


FRIDAY - 6:55 p.m.

Most of the active flames have been extinguished.

Cal Fire San Diego reports crews will remain in the area into the weekend, getting lines of containment around all the charred terrain and making sure all hot spots are snuffed out


FRIDAY - 4:38 p.m.

The San Pasqual Valley fire has burned 240 acres and is 5% contained.

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4:09 p.m.

Cal Fire San Diego has added the following streets to the evacuation order for the San Pasqual Valley area.

  • Prestige St
  • Rancho Villa Rd
  • Weekend Villa Rd
  • Day Star Way
  • Rustic Villa Rd

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3:33 p.m.

An evacuation order has been issued for the following streets in the area of the fire. All evacuees are being directed to Ramona High School in Ramona.

  • Rangeland Rd
  • Oak Grove Rd
  • Highland Hills Dr
  • Horizon View
  • Rio Maggiore Dr
  • Cinque Terre Dr
  • Corniglia Dr
  • Via Cuesta
  • Via Vista Grande

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3:10 p.m.

The San Pasqual Valley fire is now at 225 acres burned and 0% contained according to Cal Fire San Diego. News 8's Shannon Handy is reporting that no evacuations have been ordered at this time but homes in Ramona on Rangeland Road are threatened.


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2:54 p.m

Firefighters are responding to a fast moving brush fire off the 17000 block of San Pasqual Valley Road in the San Pasqual area, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Firefighters say the fire is 225 acres and moving in a southeast direction.

The fire is burning 3 miles east of San Diego Safari Park.

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