Sunday, May 26, 2013

Multiple Agencies Respond to a Second Series of Fires on Highway 67


On Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 6:01 PM, the Heartland Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting three separate vegetation fires on State Highway 67 from Winter Gardens Blvd to Woodside Ave. A "medium wildland" response was dispatched which included three structural engines, two brush engines, a water tender, an ALS medic unit, and a duty chief (Tockstein).

Once it was determined that there was multiple fires a request was made for two additional brush engines and a chief officer (Parr).

One fire was located on the southbound side of Highway 67 near Winter Gardens Blvd. Crews took action to keep the fire from entering the San Diego river bottom as this property is adjacent to the Lakeside River Park Conservancy. Another fire was discovered on Highway 67 near the entrance to the Santee Drive-In.

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Another smaller fire was contained quickly between these two fires.

Lakeside Fire was assisted by Santee Fire, Heartland Fire-Rescue, and Barona Fire. A total of 10 Lakeside personnel responded to this series of fires.

All three fires are under investigation.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District


  1. I saw this today - really weird how these fires keep popping up - so close to home - hope it doesn't continue.

  2. Maybe there`s a connection between all these fires and the homeless problem we have in Lakeside.....just sayin...