CAL Fire’s #PalaFire Lifts Evac Orders – June 4, 2016

Updated 1100 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

The #PalaFire ignited by an unknown cause on May 31, 2016, around 1348 Hours PDT in the 38000 block and Pala Temecula Road in Temecula, California (San Diego County).


The fire is being managed by CAL Fire’s San Diego Unit.


Approximately 250 personnel are assigned to this incident including multiple aircraft and ground resources.


Evacuations were in progress on June 3, 2016, for those on the East side of Pala Temecula Road.  A shelter was set up at the Great Oak H.S. located at 32555 Deer Hollow Way, Temecula.

As of June 4th, all evacuation orders have been lifted.

Fire Status

On June 3rd, the main fire was listed at 45 acres, but due to winds picking up, spot fires were occurring with one that crossed over the fire line and up to 1-2 acres in size.  The fire was moving towards Rancho Heights.

As of June 4th, the fire has been contained to 35%, however 70 structures are currently being threatened. There are no current evacuations in process.

Damage Assessment

The fire is 70 acres in size.

7 unoccupied outbuildings have been destroyed.

3 injuries have been reported.

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