8/09/2012 06:00 PM PDT

Chihuahua Fire, AlertSanDiego activation

Chihuahua Fire, AlertSanDiego Activation

8/9/2012 6:10 p.m.

Residents of Chihuahua Valley in Northern San Diego County were told Thursday evening to shelter in place but be prepared to evacuate due to wildfires sparked by lightening in the area. The message went out via Reverse 911/AlertSanDiego to 591 numbers at 5:40 p.m.  CAL FIRE has crews responding to the Chihuahua Fire in the communities of Chihuahua Valley and Sunshine Summit near Highway 79 north of Lake Henshaw. According to CAL FIRE?s latest update, one of the fires is about 100 acres, and another is about 25 acres but spreading rapidly. Residents are being advised to shelter in place because  currently Chihuahua Valley Road is impassable at the 3 mile marker.  For those who evacuated previously or cannot return home, the American Red Cross has established a temporary evacuation point at Warner Springs High School, 30951 Hwy 79. Please call 211 for more information.

AlertSanDiego messageto residents excerpt: This is San Diego County Sheriff?s Department with an emergency message on August 9 2012 at 5:40PM.  Due to wildfires in the Chihuahua Valley area, residents are being asked to shelter in place, but prepare for a possible evacuation.  Currently Chihuahua Valley Rd is impassable at the 3 mile marker.  Residents should remain aware of their surroundings and monitor local radio and television stations. If you have an emergency, call 911.  For all other information, call 211.