Poomacha (La Jolla) Fire adds additional threat
Last updated 10/23/2007 at Noon
In addition to the Rice Fire and other fires ravaging Fallbrook,
Rainbow, and DeLuz, the Poomacha fire which began October 23
created still another threat to residents and firefighters.
The fire which was first reported near the La Jolla Indian
Reservation at 3:13 a.m. that Tuesday morning had spread to
1,000 acres by 11:30 a.m. Eight injuries were reported, and
the fire had spread to part of Valley Center.
The evacuation of Valley Center closed the offices of
that town's weekly newspaper, the Valley Roadrunner,
but Roadrunner editor David Ross maintained a blog to