Witch Creek Fire Information


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General Information

The Witch Creek Fire broke out shortly after noon on Sunday, October 21, 2007, near Ramona. The fire, aided by strong Santa Ana winds and plenty of extremely dry fuel, spread quickly and reached the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District boundaries at approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 22 and the entire population of the District was evacuated at 10:30 that morning. Rancho Santa Fe firefighters, with the help of strike teams from Northern California as well as other local agencies, spent several days fighting active fire and providing structure protection throughout the District, achieving full containment on October 24. Residents were allowed back in their homes shortly before noon on Friday, October 26, after Fire District and Sheriff's Department officials confirmed the area was clear of spot fires and road obstacles.

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Damage Assessment

The following is a list of structures that were damaged or destroyed by the fire. If you believe there is an error on the list, please contact the Fire District, 858-756-5971. For a list of rebuilding resources click here.

Damage Assessment List of Damaged or Destroyed Homes

There are NO structure losses within the communities of:

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Progression Map

Progression Map

Preliminary Damage Assessment Map (Rancho Santa Fe only) Damage Assessment Map

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