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County officials offer help, advice and warnings to Lilac Fire victims


Last updated 12/8/2017 at Noon

Fire engines are ready to go at Old Highway 395 and SR 76 Friday morning, Dec. 8.

San Diego County officials held a press conference Friday morning offering help, advice and warnings to victims of the Lilac Fire, which has burned 4,100 acres and displaced thousands of residents of Fallbrook, Bonsall and surrounding North County communities.

Captain Kendal Bortisser of CAL FIRE San Diego said that 1,000 fire personnel, more than 100 engines and 15 helicopters are working the fire, which was still burning out of control Friday morning.

"When Santa Ana winds come in, there is no stopping them," said Bortisser. "So these crews continue to battle this incident. We have seve...

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