Brush Fire Prompts Evacuation Of Cal State University, San Marcos Campus
SAN MARCOS (CBSLA.com) — A brush fire has prompted the evacuation Wednesday of California State University at San Marcos.
The fire reported near the campus is one of nearly half a dozen burning in San Diego County.
Officials did not give a cause for the blaze near the campus located in the 300 block of Twin Oaks Valley Road in north San Diego County.
At 3:55 pm, the city of San Marcos issued an immediate evacuation order for all neighborhoods south of San Marcos Boulevard, including Lake San Marcos, have been issued a mandatory evacuation.
On Wednesday evening, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency for San Diego County.
City officials set up two evacuation centers.
Mission Hills High School (The primary shelter), 1 Mission Hills Ct. and
San Marcos Middle School, 650 W. Mission Road
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
For a link to schools affected by the fire, click here.