Friday, October 17, 2014

Dry Fuels Still a Problem Even in Cooler Weather


On Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:50 a.m. the Lakeside Fire Protection District dispatched Engine 3 (Lake Jennings Station) to Interstate 8 near Tavern Rd for a series of vegetation fires next to the freeway. In addition resources from Alpine, CalFire and USFS were also dispatched to the incident.

Fortunately on the arrival of emergency resources the fires were found to be relatively small, and were quickly controlled. And while this was not a significant fire, it's a constant reminder that our vegetation is still tinder dry and ready to burn.

Crews from multiple agencies finish the mopping up phase of the fire.
While the recent cold front has cooled temperatures it's done little to change the flammability of the fuels found in the surrounding wildland. With recent changes in weather patterns the fire season in San Diego County has become a yearlong event, so remember to keep your guard up...!

In this incident about 1/4 of an acre was burned. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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

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