Public Safety

County to Open Erosion Control Center for Valley Fire Businesses, Residents

| 9:15 AM

The County will open a new erosion control center in Alpine Thursday to help businesses and homeowners in the areas burned by the Valley Fire by giving out free sandbags, fiber rolls and items to stabilize properties before winter rains arrive.

Public Safety

County Opens Local Assistance Center for Valley Fire

| 12:30 PM

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and officials announced the County is opening a Local Assistance Center to help residents affected by the  Valley Fire, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the County Library’s Rancho San Diego branch in El Cajon.

Animals
farm animals at the Bonita shelter00:58

VIDEO: Animals Evacuated from the Valley Fire Are Being Cared for by County Animal Services

| 2:24 PM

San Diego County Animal Services are working with partner agencies to care for animals whisked away from fire danger. Animal Services staff are providing care and refuge for animals at two sites currently. For those in need, the Bonita shelter and the Iron Oak Canyon Ranch site are still accepting evacuated animals, small animals can go to Bonita and large animals can go to the Iron Oak Canyon Ranch site.

Public Safety
Photo of fire flames on a ridge at night. Credit: CAL FIRE

Residents Urged to Be Prepared to Evacuate Early and Quickly as Fire Threat Increases

| 11:49 AM

The Valley Fire, which has grown to thousands of acres in just a few days, is a growing threat to communities in San Diego County with the Santa Ana wind event forecast for today. Residents, particularly those who live in communities around the fire perimeter, are asked to be ready to evacuate in 15 minutes or less.