Update-4:33pm: The Oceanside Holiday tree lighting and Holiday Market scheduled for this evening have been cancelled to to air quality and traffic flow concerns.
Update– 2:37pm: MiraCosta College is closing early along with early dismissal for OUSD schools due to poor air quality. CalFire is actively involved in evacuating livestock. If you need assistance, call fire dispatch at 619-243-3466
Oceanside CA— Crews are currently fighting a brush fire on the west side of the Interstate 15 on the south side of Highway 76. The Oceanside Fire Department has staff in the area of the fire and is monitoring it closely. The fire is at 500 acres with 0% containment but does not presently pose an active threat to the City of Oceanside. However, fires are very unpredictable and residents along the San Luis Rey corridor are advised to be ready in the event that the fire grows in intensity and begins to threaten our city.
If evacuations are called for, residents are strongly encouraged to take such warnings seriously and be prepared to leave the area. Additionally, fire crews are presently using aircraft to drop retardant. Please do not utilize drones anywhere near the fire so that aircraft can safely conduct their operations.