Last modified on Nov 09, 2007

Poomacha Fire

Poomacha Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: November 9, 2007 6:30 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: October 23, 2007 3:13 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE / San Diego County Operational Area 
County: San Diego  
Location: Hwy 76, Pauma Valley  
Acres Burned - Containment: 49,410 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 100% contained - 49,410 acres  
Structures Destroyed:138 homes, 1 commercial property and 78 outbuildings have been destroyed.  
Injuries: 15 firefighter injuries have been reported.  
Cause: The fire cause was released as a structure fire spreading into the vegetation. The cause of the structure fire is undetermined.  
Cooperating Agencies: San Diego Sheriff  
Total Fire Personnel: 379 (137 CAL FIRE) (2,797 at pea  
Total Fire Engines: 13 (4 CAL FIRE) (206 at peak 10/  
Total Fire crews: 7 (2 CAL FIRE) (55 at peak 10/30  
Total Helicopters: 2 (10 at peak 10/30)  
Total Dozers: 1 (42 at peak 10/30)  
Total Water Tenders: 4 (50 at peak 10/30)  
Costs to date: $20.6 million  
Incident Management Team: Cleveland National Forest will assume command on November 9 at 6:00 pm.  
Conditions: The Poomacha Fire has joined with the Witch Fire to the south.

Residents can get the latest information about the status of the fires by visiting the County of San Diego's Emergency Web site at Residents should call 2-1-1 for all non-emergency calls related to this fire. Residents may also call the City of San Diego Community Access Phone at 619-570-1070 for additional fire information.  

Phone Numbers  (619) 440-6949 (Poomacha Fire Information) 

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