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Live Updates: Evacuations Lifted In Carlsbad Brush Fire

Smoke rises from a Park Fire in Carlsbad, Jan. 20, 2021.

Credit: SDG&E

Above: Smoke rises from a Park Fire in Carlsbad, Jan. 20, 2021.

Fire Information

Last Updated: 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Status: Active

Location: North County: Carlsbad

Acres Burned: 1.5

Evacuations: Lifted

Evacuation Location(s): West parking lot of The Shoppes of Carlsbad shopping center.

– 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Evacuations have been lifted Wednesday for a fast-moving three-alarm brush fire off Park and Sunnyhill drives

The fire, named Park Fire, was in a canyon in a heavily populated area. A reverse 911 notification were sent out to residents in the affected area, the Carlsbad Police Department said.

Evacuees were asked to go to the west parking lot of The Shoppes of Carlsbad shopping center.

All homes along Park Drive from Hillside to Marina drives were asked to evacuate now. Evacuations include homes on Seabluff Circle and Coastline Avenue, according to Carlsbad Police.

All homes from Adams Street and Park Drive to Highland Drive were also asked to evacuate.

The fire started around 2:30 p.m. around Park and Marine drives near Agua Hedionda Lagoon, according to the city of Carlsbad.

The fire’s forward spread was stopped around 3:15 p.m., according to SoCal Air Operations.

Around 6 p.m., evacuees were allowed to return home with only a few streets still remaining closed while the Carlsbad Fire Department cleans up.

— KPBS staff

RELATED: What You Need To Know If There’s A Fire

Emergency Supply Checklist

–Three-day supply of nonperishable food and three gallons of water per person.

– Map marked with at least two evacuation routes.

– Prescriptions or special medications.

– Change of clothing.

– Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses.

– An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler's checks.

– First aid kit.

– Flashlight.

– Battery-powered radio and extra batteries.

– Sanitation supplies.

– Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)

– Don't forget pet food and water!

Source: CAL FIRE


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