Public Safety

County Offers Free Sandbags to Protect Lilac Fire Burn Areas

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The County of San Diego will open a new center in Bonsall Friday to help all the people living in and around the areas burned by the Lilac fire by giving out free sandbags, fiber rolls and items to stabilize properties before winter rains arrive.

The center will be located at the County’s Bonsall Road Station at 2370 Pala Road. The center will open Friday at 8 a.m. and will run Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the free sandbags, fiber rolls, stakes and native plant seeds, people can get brochures showing how to properly install the items so that rains don’t damage properties by washing people’s soil away.

County Department of Public Works staff will also be at the center to advise people about how to protect their properties, homes, garages, sheds, and other structures. Staff will also be able to go to people’s properties to visually inspect and offer advice about how best to protect structures.



Gig Conaughton is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact