CalFire announced that the mandatory evacuations in Oceanside will not be lifted today and will be reassessed Saturday morning due to continuing red flag wind conditions and smoldering fire areas. Evacuation orders are still in effect and the map area has not changed since last night at 10:00 p.m.
The shelter at Oceanside High School has reached capacity.
People seeking shelter should go to the gymnasium at Palomar College. The address is:
1140 W. Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
This is a pet-friendly facility for small animals (e.g., cats and dogs).
The Del Mar Fairgrounds is open for large animals.
CURRENT MANDATORY EVACUATIONS:
Areas north of North River Road to Camp Pendleton
Areas east of Douglas Drive to Fallbrook and Oceanside City limits
Areas east and north of Oceanside Municipal Golf Course
Areas east of Melrose between N. Santa Fe Bobier
Areas east of N. Santa Fe Drive
Areas east of College between North River Road and the 76
A reverse 9-1-1 call has been placed for those residing in the mandatory evacuation areas as well as the Oceanside Police Department using vehicles and a Public Announcement System.
People wishing to make donations of cash, check and credit card can visit the Country Club Senior Center in Oceanside on Monday. Additionally, people may donate to sdfoundation.org to help fire victims.
Please do not fly drones anywhere near the fire impacted areas so that aircraft can safely conduct their operations.
Public Information Access
Radio (600AM, HAM Radio, etc)
Television (KOCT Ch19)
Hashtags: #oceanside #LilacFire
Cal Trans update on the Lilac Fire. Fortunately, there have been no changes this morning. Fire is currently at 4,100 acres and 85 structures have been burned. Evacuated areas are currently not allowed to return to their homes. Roads currently closed are:
ROAD AND FREEWAY CLOSURES
The area South of S. Santa Fe and South of N. River Rd., West of Old Grove Road and West of Douglas Drive, North of Oceanside Blvd. and North of SR-76 is also under a voluntary evacuation.
As of 11 p.m., the Stagecoach community Park in Carlsbad was at capacity and no longer accepting evacuees. Evacuees for both were being directed to East Valley Community Center in Escondido.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds and the San Diego Polo Fields in Del Mar are open for large animal evacuations. After dark, all evacuations will be sent to the fairgrounds.
People bringing animals are asked to bring hay, halters and buckets if possible.
People who need assistance evacuating large animals should call the county's Department of Animal Service's 24-hour emergency dispatch at (619) 236-2341 or the San Diego Humane Society at (619) 243-3466.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds Animal Evacuation Center is currently fully staffed with volunteers but a spokeswoman for the center said people who wish to volunteer on Friday can show up beginning at 6 a.m.
In addition, they are asking for donations of feed and bedding (shavings, etc) for the animals that are being sheltered from the fire (more than 100 have been brought in on Thursday).
People making donations or seeking to house their livestock at the center are asked to enter the East Stable Gate, which is the first gate off of Jimmy Durante Boulevard. For more information on how to volunteer visit here.
FRIDAY SCHOOL CLOSURES
Schools were issuing closures for Friday. Some were not immediately threatened by the fire, but were shuttering school doors due to poor air quality or out of concern for their students.
Legoland California will be closed Friday out of consideration for employees affected by the recent fires.The aquarium and hotel will remain open.
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is closing the following Oceanside and Fallbrook facilities on Friday, Dec. 8 due to the Lilac Fire:
The VA Oceanside Clinic is closed and all appointments are canceled for Friday, Dec. 8.
FRIDAY COLLEGE CLOSURES
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Due to the fire, several North County Transit District (NCTD) routes were halted. A full list of routes affected can be found in the Breeze section.
The county was reminding people seeking information about the fire to call 211 and that 911 should only be used for emergency situations. In addition, officials are stressing that the 211 line is only for people directly impacted by the fire and that residents of other areas should not be calling that number.