7/06/2018 06:30 PM PDT

Governor Proclaims State of Emergency in San Diego Due to West Fire

California Gov. Jerry Brown has proclaimed a State of Emergency in San Diego County because of the West Fire.

The West fire started Friday in Alpine near Interstate 8 and West Willows Road. The fire has destroyed homes, damaged critical infrastructure, and has burned 400 acres.

The California Governor?s Office of Emergency Services secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to continue fighting the West Fire and enable local, state, and tribal agencies to recover eligible fire suppression costs.

The County of San Diego declared a local emergency at 2:25 p.m. Friday. 

For the latest emergency updates in English and Spanish, visit www.sdcountyemergency.com, and download the SD Emergency app. If you are affected by the fire and need to talk to someone by phone about evacuations, shelters, road closures and other non-emergency disaster-related services, call 211. If you are hearing impaired, dial 711 and ask to be connected to (858) 300-1211.