ANIMAL ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IN SAN DIEGO FIRES

As you may know, it can be ridiculously hard to find a place for your pets and animals when you need to evacuate and take shelter from a disaster like the wildfires currently ravaging the county. The San Diego Humane Society released this list of resources on their Facebook today.

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San Diego wildfire

At least two structures burned to the ground and some 15,000 homes and businesses were told to evacuate on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 as a wind-lashed wildfire roared out of control in the heart of a Southern California coastal community.

The blaze, which erupted shortly before 11 a.m. in Carlsbad, some 25 miles north of San Diego, quickly became the most pressing battle for crews fighting flames across the region amid soaring temperatures and hot Santa Ana winds. (AP)

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San Diego Fire

Authorities were concerned that hot, dry gusts called Santa Ana winds would set back their efforts since Tuesday morning to contain the wildfire, which improved overnight to 25% from 5%, said Cal Fire incident commander Ray Chaney.

The fire has burned 1,584 acres and prompted an evacuation Tuesday of 5,000 homes in San Diego and selected areas, authorities said. By Tuesday night, those residents had an “orderly return” to their homes, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said.

Bottom photo source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Brush-Fire-Burns-near-4S-Ranch-Neighborhood-259098541.html

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/14/us/san-diego-wildfire/

Update on the wildfire situation in San Diego County, courtesy of the CalFire live update site.

- Bernardo fire (southwest of Rancho Bernardo Rd.) is at 1548 acres and 90% containment. Sherriff’s Department has lifted all evacuations. More information here.

- Cocos fire (San Marcos) is at 3018 acres and 10% containment. Evacuations are still in effect. More information here.

- Pulgas fire (off I-5, north of Oceanside) is at 8000 acres and 5% contained. Evacuations are still in effect. More information here.

- Tomahawk fire (east side of Camp Pendleton) is at 6300 acres and 23% contained. Evactuations are still in effect. See above link for additional information.

Stay safe, everyone.