Photo, left: Lyons Valley fire, Jamul, by Leslie Yoder
Photo, lower right: UCSD's HPWren webcam atop Lyon's Peak
Update September 10, 2013, 8 a.m. – The Lyons Fire has charred 450 acres and is 15 percent contained. No structures have been lost. Rain overnight brought help to firefighting efforts.
Lyons Valley Road is closed between Japatul and Honey Springs and will remain closed for most of the day. Skyline Truck Trail is closed between Honey Springs and Skyline Spur; Skyline Spur is the alternate route, the Deerhorn Valley Antler advises.
Update 6:30 p.m. - Residents in Lyons Valley are being escorted back to their homes this evening, the Sheriff's media line has advised ECM. ECM reporter Nadin Abbott advised the school that was listed by the Sheriff and County Emergency Services as an evacuation site is now closed. The fire has charred 250 acres and is 10% contained.
Update 4 p.m. The Potrero Fire is 100% contained at 5 acres, Cal Fire reports. No structures were damaged but one burn injury was reported. Lyons Fire in Jamul is 225 acres, Cal Fire confirms. Deerhorn Valley Antler editor reports all roads in Four Corners area are closed. Firefighters are concerned fire could move into Lawson Valley. SDG&E is evaluating risk to Sunrise Powerlink.
September 28, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Cal-Fire reports that a 4-acre grass fire off Matthew Court in Ramona has been halted, with no damage to structures. In addition, the Skyline Fire in Jamul has been stopped at a quarter of an acre west of Lyons Valley Road and Mountain Valley Road.
Story and photos by Nadin Abbott
July 25, 2012 (Jamul)-- A brush fire that began at or near 128480 Proctor Valley Road in Jamul shortly after 4 p.m. was knocked down by a massive, multiple agency response that included over 100 firefighters from at least a half dozen fire departments.
The road at Proctor Valley Road and Echo Valley Road was hard- blocked, preventing access to the scene this evening. It is a narrow road, and heavy fire equipment needed the room to maneuver. Authorities indicated it was also shut down on the Chula Vista side.
Update 5:20 p.m.: The fire's forward spread has been stopped at 20 acres, Cal Fire's Roxanne Provaznik reports. No structures were burned. Proctor Valley Road remains closed between Chula Vista and Jamul. Echo Way is also closed but should be opened soon.
Update: This fire was stopped at two acres; cause remains under investigation per Cal-Fire, the Deerhorn Valley Antler reports.
July 16, 2012 (Jamul) – A brush fire is burning behind Pio Pico Campground in the Jamul area, Incident Page Network reports. According to IPN, the fire began at 14615 Otay Lakes Road. Cal Fire reports there is no threat to structures. Air support is at the scene.
July 1, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Cal-Fire has stopped the forward spread of a two-acre brush fire that started in the 14000 block of Otay Lakes Road near the Thousand Trails Campground at Pio Pico.
Story and photos by Nadin Abbott
June 20, 2012 (Jamul)-- The fire that started this afternoon around the Thousand Trails Campground damaged no structures, and burned about 30 acres. According to Mike Mohler, Public Information Officer for Cal Fire, it was "wind driven, with light fuel."
Early reports mistakenly informed media that the fire started in a structure, based on a caller who reported the fire and believed it to be in a structure.
Update 4:05 p.m. - Forward spread of the fire has been halted, says Roxanne Provaznik at Cal Fire.
Update 3:40 p.m. -- Firefighters are making good progress toward containment, Cal Fire reports. Two air tankers have been dismissed.
June 20, 2012 (Otay)—Cal Fire and San Diego Fire are at the scene of a 30-acre brush fire at 1,000 Trails Pio Pico and Otay Lakes Road, near Jamul (Thomas Brothers Map 1313 A4).
The Deerhorn Valley Antler earlier reported that the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) indicated the fire could reach 1,000 acres, but fortunately a strong response of manpower and equipment has limited the damage to significantly less.
The brush fire started from a structure fire that spread into the brush and is burning northward at a moderate spread.
December 17, 2010 (Jamul) 11:14 p.m. – A vehicle fire has spread into brush, sparking evacuation of a trailer park at 13800 Lyons Valley Road in Spring Valley, Incident Page Network reports. A rollover accident with a vehicle ending up in a ditch triggered the blaze, which was reported at 10:22 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Update 3:02 p.m. -- Forward spread of this fire has been stopped; firefighters remain on scene mopping up hot spots.
September 5, 2010 (Deerhorn Valley) 2:40 p.m. – A roll-over accident at the 14 mile marker on Honey Springs Road north of Highway 94 has started a brush fire that is now 20 acres near the Deerhorn Valley Community.
East County News Service
August 11, 2010 (Jamul) – San Miguel Fire and Sycuan firefighting crews responded to a structure fire off Highway 94 and Vista San Diego in Jamul this afternoon. Upon arrival, crews found the roof in flames and made an aggressive attack.
May 12, 2010 (Jamul) – A small brush fire on the 13th hole of Cottonwood Golf Course on Willows Road near Jamul was swiftly extinguished by Cal-Fire and the San Miguel Fire Department.
September 20, 2009 (Jamul) 5:45 p.m. -- A brush fire that started around 5:30 p.m. today has burned approximately one acre at Highway 94 near Jefferson in Jamul, CAL-FIRE Battalion Chief Nick Schuler has informed East County Magazine. This is the second brush fire in two days for the area.
According to a second source, a radio report indicates the fire has engulfed a structure and that access to the terrain is difficult.
HOMES BURN, EVACUATION CENTERS OPEN IN TEMECULA AS FIRE SWELLS TO 348 ACRES
Update 9 p.m. Sept. 19 - The fire in southeast Riverside County has expanded to 348 acres, burned 12 structures including at least two homes, and vehicles. Evacuations of 500 homes have been ordered. The Red Cross has opened evacuation centers at the Temecula Community Recreation Center, 30875 Rancho Vista Rd. and at Rancho California RV Resort in Aguanga.
August 28, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – A brush fire in Jamul has caused a power outage in the vicinity. The fire, caused by a traffic accident, has been contained at ¾ an acre, CAL-FIRE spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik reports.