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California Fires Near Containment: May 20th Update





Firefighters continue to make good progress towards full containment on the remaining three large wildfires burning in San Diego County. Full containment is expected on the fires over the next couple days.

 Cooler weather across much of the state has drought the fire danger level back to a more normal level for this time of year. As thunderstorms moved over California, CAL FIRE increased its staffing in areas of Northern California in case of any lightning sparked wildfires. It appears that those areas have seen light rain, which has helped reduce the threat of new fires. Later in the week the weather is expected to change and bring much warmer and drier weather.

As California is well into fire season, its critical that all residents be prepared. CAL FIRE asks everyone to remember "Ready, Set Go!". Be "Ready" by maintaining 100 feet of Defensible Space around your home. Be "Set" by having a wildfire action plan and knowing what you would take if evacuated. Lastly, "Go!" early when a wildfire approaches or you are asked to evacuate. For more information on "Ready, Set, Go!" visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.  

CAL FIRE Incidents

Cocos Fire, San Diego County
Village Drive and Twin Oaks Road, San Marcos
CAL FIRE/San Marcos Fire/Elfin Forest Springs Fire
* 1,995 acres - 93% contained
* Full containment expected on May 22
* A CAL FIRE Incident Management Team has been assigned 

Federal Incidents

Pulgas Fire, San Diego County
Camp Pendleton Fire Department
Northbound I-5 at Las Pulgas Rd, north of Oceanside 
* 14,416 acres - 99% contained

San Mateo Fire, San Diego County
Camp Pendleton Fire Department
Northwest side of Camp Pendleton at the Naval Weapons Station
*1,457 acres - 99% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting





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