#Breaking: Gopher Fire | California | Update 1

Updated 3 PM PST

 November 2016

A vegetation fire has broken out today around 12:30 PM PST in North County San Diego or on I-15 and Gopher Road (California), in a location where other fires have visited before.

Today, the fire has consumed about 28 acres but crews have reached a 50% containment status (around 2:50 PM PST).

Credit: CAL Fire

Credit: CAL Fire

The weather conditions are temps reaching almost up to 90* degrees with winds picking up. 5 homes were being threatened.

At one time or another, the I-15 (both directions) and Old Hwy 395 were said to be closed but have reopened.  Be alert when driving in the area, as drivers appear to be crashing through freeway barriers and driving the wrong area on the freeway to avoid the extreme heavy traffic.

Historical fire activity shows this is one spot fire crews appear to be responding to often, with no end in sight.  Due to unknown causes, fire crews are asking the motoring public to be more aware of your surroundings and help with fire prevention.

 August 2016

A fire broke out in early August in the I-15 and Gopher Canyon Rd area prompting a large fire response with up to 120 firefighters, air resources, evacuations and diverting traffic away from the freeway fire.

Credit: CAL Fire

Credit: CAL Fire

Acreage and cause unknown.

August 2015

A large wildfire broke out in North County of San Diego in August of 2015, South of SR76 and West of I-15 freeway.

Acreage and cause unknown.

July 2013

A fire ignited from an unknown source in July of 2013 on I-15 and Gopher Canyon Rd.  Unknown acreage scorched.

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