Fire cripples Highway 76, burns 118 acres
Last updated 6/18/2007 at Noon
Two brush fires, that erupted Saturday, June 16, in the San Luis Rey riverbed, led to State Route 76 being closed, between Interstate 15 and Mission Road, for twenty-six hours over Father’s Day weekend and voluntary evacuations of nearby homes. Remarkably, no injuries were sustained and no structures were lost in either of the blazes. Firefighters from multiple agencies battled heavy brush and other conditions to contain the fires.
The first fire, reported at approximately 7:30 a.m. that morning, in the vicinity of SR76 and
Via Monserate, within the San Luis Rey River Preserve, was cont...