Red Flag and High Wind Warning

Follow this webpage or the City's Facebook and Nextdoor pages for emergency updates. 

Update 12/07/2017 4:11PM

Fires are currently burning to the area northeast of Carlsbad, around the area of highway 76 and I-15.  To ensure you get accurate, up to date information, we recommend checking official sources (listed below). The city is actively monitoring the fire situation and will provide emergency updates throughout this incident on this webpage and City Facebook and Nextdoor accounts.

Other websites (non-City) providing regional fire updates are below:

CAL FIRE website 

CAL FIRE Twitter 

The City of Encinitas is monitoring developments and stands ready to respond as needed.


Original Post 12/06/2017 4:23PM

A Red Flag and High Wind warning is in effect for the San Diego Region from Wednesday, December 6 until 6 PM Saturday, December 9. Winds are expected to be from 20-25 mph with the strongest winds occurring Thursday. Combined with low humidity, there will be critical to extreme fire weather conditions on Thursday, December 7.

The Fire Department and Public Works Department have increased their front line staff in preparation for response to severe weather-related incidents, such as possible wildfires, fallen trees, downed power lines, and power outages. 

Emergency evacuation gates located at Lone Jack Road and Double LL Ranch Road are now open and will remain open through this wind event. Currently scheduled to end at 8 PM Sunday, December 10. 

City recreation trails will be closed at Lot 15 off of Lynwood Drive and Indian Head Canyon off of Quail Hollow Dr. from 6 PM Wednesday, December 6 to 6 PM Thursday, December 7 due to this Red Flag and High Wind warning.

Residents should take precaution:

  • Secure any items on their property that might blow away.
  • Anyone living near wildland-urban interface should ensure they have defensible space.
    • Clear dried brush or any other potential fire fuel from property and structures.
    • Do not use equipment that may spark and cause a fire, including lawn mowers and trimmers.
    • Refrain from lighting fires outdoors.

In the event of an evacuation or power outage, be prepared:

  • Register for AlertSanDiego.
  • Have a family communication plan.
  • Know your community’s evacuation routes.
    • If you are told to evacuate, do so immediately; do not wait.
  • Prepare a “Disaster Kit” with food, water, flashlights, batteries, clothing, toiletries, medications, and important documents.
  • Visit here for more resources.



Down or Broken Power Lines:

  • Fallen electric lines are extremely dangerous. 
  • Stay clear of the line and do not touch it.
  • Always assume that power lines are energized.
  • Report any downed lines to 911 and SDG&E immediately at 1-800-611-SDGE (7343). 

Down Trees:

  • If a tree has fallen and blocking the roadway, please call 760-633-2922.
  • If a tree has fallen on a structure or vehicle, please call 911.
  • Call 911 in an emergency.

Signals Out or Flashing:

  • Please call 760-633-2850.
    • Or after hours Non-Emergencies 760-633-2922.

Down Signs:

  • If a stop sign (or similar) has fallen and blocking the roadway, please call 760-633-2922.


Residents who live in the areas where the high winds are forecast to be strongest are encouraged to monitor SDG&E’s weather page for real-time updates on conditions at www.sdgeweather.com.

Please share this information with your neighbors, family, and friends. Follow this webpage or the City's Facebook and Nextdoor pages for updates. 

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