5/24/2012 06:00 PM PDT

Banner Fire: Update #2

Banner Fire: Update #2

The San Diego County Sheriff?s Department reports that the evacuation route out of Shelter Valley is S2 (Great Southern Overland Stage Route) east toward Borrego Springs.

Road closures include:

  • San Felipe Rd from Montezuma Valley Rd to SR-78
  • SR-78 about 2.5 miles east and west of S2 (Great Southern Overland Stage Route) 
  • S2 (Great Southern Overland Stage Route) from SR-78 to south of Shelter Valley

CALFIRE reports that the Banner Fire has burned about 1,200 acres now.

A temporary evacuation center has been set up at Borrego Springs High School, 2281 Diegueno Drive.

Residents are urged to call 2-1-1 for all non-emergency calls and visit www.sdcountyemergency.com for updates online.