A fire that started on the Sandia Creek River Trail about 12:45 p.m. today (Tuesday), was stopped at four acres according to John Buchanan, North County Fire public information officer. Fifteen units responded from both Cal Fire and North County Fire along with two airplanes, one helicopter and three hand crews.
Buchanan also said that two people were taken to a local hospital for heat-related injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Members of the Trails Council and a crew from Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) had just finished a clean up of trash and brush in that area of the trail less than two hours before the fire started. The Trails Council has been working with the owner of the property, FPUD, along with North County Fire and the Sheriff’s Dept. to combat illegal activities that damage the area and can start fires. For more information on their efforts, see the article in this week’s issue coming out July 24.