Friday, 15 December, 2017

Lilac fire in San Diego County destroys 2 buildings, burns 350 acres

Lilac Fire destroys two structures, prompts evacuations Lilac fire in San Diego County destroys 2 buildings, burns 350 acres
Kenny Thornton | 08 December, 2017, 04:45

Television pictures showed a herd of about 50 horses running freely on the track's infield, Jerkens said.

"They said they've never seen anything like it", Machowsky added.

A post on O'Neill's Facebook page indicated that O'Neill's assistant Leandro Mora was on site at San Luis Rey to assist with the evacuation process.

Rothblum was in touch with assistant trainer Leandro Mora, who was on the San Luis Rey Downs property and said the fire moved into the area at a terrifying pace.

"Emergency evacuation happened nearly immediately and at this time, we are doing all we can but it's extremely hard", the post stated.

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According to the facility's website, San Luis Rey is the only training track continuously approved by the California Horse Racing Board dating back to 1984 - meaning horses can ship from there and race the same day. The North County Fire Protection District has issued a mandatory evacuation for the area west of Lilac Road and Sullivan Middle School. There were sustained winds of more than 20 miles per hour in Southern California on Thursday, which made controlling fires very hard for fire officials.

The fire dubbed Lilac Fire in San Diego County comes as residents in other parts of Southern California were surprised with destructive wildfires this week.

Named the "Lilac Fire" by local officials - Lilac, Calif., is close - the blaze was 0 percent contained and had reached 500 acres in breadth as of Thursday afternoon due to high sustained winds. Pacific. At 2:30 p.m., highway 76 was closed in both directions.

High winds of more than 20 miles per hour have complicated the fight against out-of-control blazes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The highway is within a few hundred yards of the training center.

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