Evacuations Begin as 500-Acre Wildfire Burns Along I-15 Near Fallbrook

Crash Closes I-8 Near Site of Sweetwater Fire

Crash Closes I-8 Near Site of Sweetwater Fire

The fire has since scorched several hundred acres and destroyed two buildings, believed to be at a mobile home park.

A brush fire is burning alongside southbound Interstate 15, near state Route 76 in the Bonsall area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The San Diego Sheriff's Office is handling evacuations for Lilac, according to North County Fire. The proclamation will help make the region eligible for state and federal resources. The nearby Sullivan Middle School and Bonsall High School have been evacuated, along with other nearby areas. This is the latest among wind-driven fires plaguing Southern California.

Cal Fire units are at scene of the Lilac Fire located at Old Hwy 395 cross of Dulin Rd in Bonsall.

The cause of the blaze - which broke out amid a National Weather Service "red flag" wildfire warning slated to expire Sunday night - was not immediately clear.

There is no active wildfire working in San Diego County at this time.

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