Blaze In Lakeside Darkens Sky

LA MESA -- Earlier today, Heartland Fire Chief Rick Sitta was remarking at the spiraling heat in Lakeside as he and his officers began backfilling their ranks in case of a fire.
By 5 p.m., his worst fears had been realized. A wildfire broke out amid the winds and heat of East County. Black smoke billowed above the surrounding hills as fire fighters raced to the scene and began evacuating nearby residents.
The first is located in brush near Aurora Drive and Interstate 8 and by 6 p.m. had added East County to a county fire map that had blazes going from Carlsbad through Scripps Ranch and onto the east.
Sitta said earlier today that 12 of his engine's with crews were up battling flames in the North County as he had back-up crews called in from their off time to prepare the remaining equipment.

Views: 72

Tags: Heartland Fire & Rescue, La Mesa Today, Lakeside Fire

Comment

You need to be a member of La Mesa Today - Community Website & Online Newspaper to add comments!

Join La Mesa Today - Community Website & Online Newspaper

La Mesa Weather

HousingWire

La Mesa Photos

  • Add La Mesa Photos
  • View All

La Mesa Member Videos

  • Add La Mesa Videos
  • View All

La Mesa TODAY is news intended to promote the betterment of La Mesa and its nearby neighborhoods. We want members who share this goal.

© 2019   Created by La Mesa Today.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service