|The fire scene from one of the first due engine companies.|
The communications center then received a cell phone call from climbers on the cliff face stating that the fire had surrounded them and their egress had been cut off. The SDSO copter flew into the area and soon located two climbers in extreme terrain. Both hikers were hoisted into the helicopter and removed from the area. In total, the SDSO copters removed 10 people from the fire area.
|Lakeside firefighters evaluate the approaching "head" of the fire.|
|The fire hits the base of the El Capitan Dam. Lakeside crews hurry into defensive positions to protect the structures.|
|Lakeside and San Miguel firefighters work to extinguish a fire burning in PVC and ABS pipes.|
|Fire map as of Sunday, August 22nd, 2010|
Submitted: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District.