Wall of flames threatens San Marcos neighborhood

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Firefighters have evacuated residents from a San Marcos neighborhood and are setting up to make a stand against a wall of flames that is threatening dozens of homes.

FingersOfFlameFire officials have evacuated the homes around Via Del Campo, Paseo Tierra and Coronado Hills Road.

The hillside above the neighborhood is covered in flames.

Bob Ponting May 15, 201412:35 PM

This is the wall of flames heading towards the homes on Paseo Tierra.

Bob Ponting May 15, 201412:37 PM

Fire crews are taking up protective positions on this street and Vial Del Campo and Coronado Hills Drive.

Bob Ponting May 15, 201412:38 PM

The view from Coronado Hills Drive

Bob Ponting May 15, 201412:43 PM

This neighborhood is about half a mile south of state Route 78 and about two miles west of Interstate 15.

Bob Ponting May 15, 20141:10 PM

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Bob Ponting May 15, 20141:34 PM


North County Transit District will cease service at the Cal State
University San Marcos SPRINTER Station starting at 1 p.m. Thursday. Please visit
NCTD’s website for the latest information
regarding bus detours and rail service impacts.

Bob Ponting May 15, 20141:48 PM

Sandra Phillips May 15, 20142:58 PM

Bob Ponting May 15, 20143:06 PM

Current areas evacuated in San Marcos:

  • Adele Ln
  • Aloe Ct
  • Applewilde Dr
  • Attebury Dr
  • Bresa De Loma Dr
  • Calico Ln
  • CalState San Marcos
  • Cima Dr
  • Condor Ln
  • Cordrey Lane
  • County Club Drive (From Vineyard to Harmony Creek)
  • Discovery St
  • Dove Tail Dr
  • Eden Valley Ln
  • Edgewater Dr
  • El Rocko Rd
  • English Holly Ln
  • Flower Hill Way
  • Ganzania Ct
  • Harmony Grove Rd
  • Harmony Heights Rd
  • Hermosita Dr
  • Hill Valley Dr
  • Honeysuckle Dr
  • Kauana Loa Dr
  • La Casa Dr
  • La Casita Dr
  • La Linda Dr
  • La Loma Dr
  • La Moree Rd
  • La Noche Dr
  • La Reina Dr
  • Live Oak Rd
  • Melrose Dr
  • Milpas Dr
  • Mt Whitney Rd
  • Poppy Rd
  • Quail Hill Dr
  • Questhaven Rd
  • Romance Rd
  • Rose Arbor Dr
  • Saddleback Way
  • San Elijo Drive
  • San Marino Dr
  • San Pablo Dr
  • Schoolhouse Way
  • Shelly Dr
  • Silver Shadow Drive
  • Surrey Ln
  • Walnut Hills Dr 
  • Whispering Water Dr
  • Wild Canyon Dr
  • Wilgen Dr
  • Windridge Cir​
Bob Ponting May 15, 20143:10 PM

Amazing video — very frightening:

Sandra Phillips May 15, 20143:24 PM

211 San Diego is in need of volunteers for their phone banks.

Bob Ponting May 15, 20143:25 PM

This large home burned at Phoenix Way and Washingtonia in San Marcos.

Bob Ponting May 15, 20143:29 PM

This is the Cocos Fire area. The fire is now moving east toward Escondido.

Sandra Phillips May 15, 20143:39 PM

CAL Fire has a phone line dedicated to the “Cocos” Fire in
San Marcos.  The number is 1-562-708-9631. Please direct all incident
related information requests to this number.

Sandra Phillips May 15, 20143:49 PM

Local high school sporting events have been cancelled.

Sandra Phillips May 15, 20143:51 PM

Some school district around San Diego County will be closed Friday due to the wildfires.

As current wildfires change and grow, each school district will continue
to monitor the local emergency situation and make school closure
decisions on a day-by-day basis.

The San Diego County Office of Education is providing guidance to support those efforts.

The following school districts will be closed on Friday, May 16, 2014.

  • Bonsall Union
  • Carlsbad Unified
  • Escondido Union Elementary
  • Escondido Union High
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary
  • Fallbrook Union High
  • Oceanside Unified
  • Poway Unified
  • San Marcos Unified
  • San Pasqual Union
  • Vallecitos
  • Valley Center-Pauma Unified
  • Vista Unified

The following school districts will be open on Friday, May 16, 2014 unless conditions change/deteriorate:

  • Alpine Union
  • Borrego Springs Unified
  • Chula Vista Elementary
  • Coronado Unified
  • Julian Union Elementary
  • Julian Union High
  • National
  • San Ysidro
  • South Bay Union
  • Sweetwater Union High

The following school districts are monitoring and will make a decision
about a possible school closures on Friday, May 16, 2014 as additional
information becomes available:

  • Cardiff
  • Dehesa
  • Del Mar Union
  • Encinitas Union
  • Grossmont Union High
  • Jamul-Dulzura Union
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Lakeside Union
  • Lemon Grove
  • Mountain Empire Unified
  • Ramona Unified
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Diego Unified
  • San Dieguito Union High
  • Santee
  • Solana Beach
  • Spencer Valley
  • Warner Unified


  • Skip Coomber

    Your coverage has been fantastic. However, it would be very valuable to those in the area of the fires if the location of the fires could be shown on a map of some sort. Also, on air reporting would be more valuable if each time a fire was being shown a map could be included, or at least direct viewers to your site where they can see the location of the fire shown on a map.

  • LowPlainsDrifter

    Time to move out of the hills and back into the city.
    Is privacy and a view really worth losing your house?

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