8/14/2012 04:50 PM PDT

Wilson Fire--Mandatory Evacuations in Ranchita

Wilson Fire--Mandatory Evacuations Issued for Ranchita

4:55 p.m., August 14, 2012

At about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a mandatory evacuation order was issued to Ranchita residents due to the Wilson Fire approaching the small community of about 350 people. Reverse 911 called 228 numbers to notify residents of the mandatory evacuations. The American Red Cross has established a temporary evacuation site at Warner Springs High School at 30951 Highway 79, Warner Springs. A large animal evacuation point has been set up at  Love Acre Ranch at 35490 Highway 79, Warner Springs. Residents with questions or concerns should call 211.

According to CAL FIRE, the Wilson Fire is the largest of four lightning-sparked blazes that firefighters are battling in the area. The Wilson Fire was about 1,400 acres and 5 percent contained late Tuesday afternoon.

Montezuma Valley Road is closed from San Felipe Road to Palm Canyon due to the fires in the area.

Reverse 911 text:

This is San Diego County Sheriff's Department with an emergency message on August 14, 2012 at 4:20pm. There is a wildfire burning in a northerly direction through the area of Grapevine Canyon toward Ranchita. A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for your area. The American Red Cross will be setting up a temporary evacuation site at Warner Springs High School at 30951 Highway 79, Warner Springs. Large animals can be taken to Love Acre Ranch at 35490 Highway 79, Warner Springs. If you have an emergency call 911. Remain aware of your surroundings and monitor your local television and radio news stations for updates. For updated information about the fire, call the San Diego County Information line by dialing 211.