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Eight Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters, seven CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters and four UH-1Y Huey helicopters provided support to the Escondido fire and the Coco's fire in San Marcos. NBC 7's Todd Strain captured the sight as the choppers fueled up at Lake San Marcos.
As San Diego enters a fourth day of devastating fires burning in the county, officials are offering updates on the blazes still threatening homes.
Crews continued to battle multiple fires Friday, days after the outbreak of flames peaked at nine separate fires. In all, more than 10,00 acres have been scorched. The bulk of those blazes burned in the North County.
Weather appears to be helping those on the ground fighting the fires with a shift in winds and a drop in temperatures.
"The Santa Ana is dying a quick death as the onshore flow kicks-in bringing us cooler, more moist air from off the ocean," said NBC 7's Whitney Southwick. "The bad news is it will take another couple days to fully make the switch."
Cocos Fire in San Marcos:
Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad (renamed "San Diego Complex" Fire):
Tomahawk Fire near Camp Pendleton:
Las Pulgas Fire on Camp Pendleton:
Talega Fire on Camp Pendleton (now renamed San Mateo Fire, per officials):
Highway Fire in Bonsall, Fallbrook area:
River Fire in Oceanside:
Escondido High School, 1435 N. Broadway in Escondido: 102 people
Mission Hills High School, 1 Mission Hills Court in San Marcos;115 people
Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive in Carlsbad: 15 people
La Costa Canyon High School, 1 Maverick Way in Carlsbad: 10 people
Palomar College closed, commencement ceremony postponed for Monday May 19, 5 p.m.
CSUSM Commencement Ceremonies have been rescheduled to Sat., May 24 & Sun., May 25.
All San Diego Superior Courthouses are open
UC San Diego classes will continue as scheduled.
UC San Diego Health System hospitals and clinics also remain open
Palomar Medical Center – 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido
All hospital and emergency services are fully operational. The emergency room and trauma service is OPEN and OFF bypass; accepting patients as normal. All elective surgeries have been cancelled for today. Inpatient surgeries will continue as scheduled, or as needed.
Palomar Health Downtown Campus – 555 East Valley Parkway, Escondido
All hospital and stand-by emergency services are fully operational. All elective surgeries have been cancelled for today. Inpatient surgeries will continue as scheduled, or as needed.
Pomerado Hospital – 15615 Pomerado Road, Poway
All hospital and emergency services are fully operational.
Expresscare Health Clinic San Elijo Hills – 1571 San Elijo Road South, San Marcos
This location will be closed today. All other expresscare health clinic locations are fully operational (Rancho Penasquitos, Escondido, Temecula).
Palomar Health at San Marcos – 120 Craven Road, San Marcos
This location will be closed today. Palomar Health services in this facility include rehabilitation, wound care, diabetes health and corporate health.
Residents should NOT seek shelter at area hospitals unless immediate medical attention is needed.
Residents who evacuated with large animals can take them to Cloverdale Ranch, 2460 Cloverdale Road, in Escondido. Warner Ranch in Pala and Oceanside Ivy Ranch have closed after receiving no animals.
Resources are available to all residents who may need recovery information through the County’s recovery website at sdcountyrecovery.com.
Residents in need of information can call 211
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