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SDSO_LilacFire Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

County Releases Lilac Fire Response Report

| 10:11 AM

Preparedness, regional collaboration, and fire and emergency management resources, coupled with a lucky break in the weather, were credited in a County After Action Report for stopping the December 2017 Lilac Fire’s fast-moving destructive path within 12 hours. The report released Friday also credits heroic actions of first responders for saving lives in dangerous conditions.

SDSO_LilacFire Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Lilac Fire Damaged or Destroyed Properties May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Grants

| 4:49 PM

Homeowners or renters affected by the Lilac Fire are encouraged to register for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that can help cover temporary housing assistance, essential home repairs and uninsured or underinsured personal property losses. Residents and business owners can also apply for a low interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Volunteers remove ash and debris from homes burned in the Lilac Fire.

Board Continues Local Emergency Proclamation for Lilac Fire

| 2:43 PM

The County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to continue the county-wide local emergency proclamation for the Lilac Fire due to ongoing debris and erosion control tasks as well as cost recovery efforts from state and federal agencies.