Evacuations lifted after commercial building fire in Valley Center


Last updated 9/28/2023 at 2:57pm

This is the Valley Center Energy Storage project which had a fire contained to a single battery bank, Sept. 18. Village News/Terra-Gen photo.

VALLEY CENTER - A Terra-Gen's battery power and storage plant commercial fire in Valley Center on Monday, Sept. 18, prompted an evacuation. The fire started around 5:15 p.m. at a building at Valley Center Road and Vesper Road, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

An evacuation center was established at Valley Center High School. Evacuation and shelter-in-place orders were lifted around 8:30 p.m., and all roads in the area affected by the fire were reopened, sheriff's officials said.

Regarding the Valley Center fire at Terra-Gen's battery power plant facility, according to...

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