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Hoping the sand bags will hold in fire zone

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — The heavy rain hitting San Diego has left North County residents in areas affected by the Lilac Fire on edge.  

Those who live under charred hillsides have placed dozens of sand bags around their property in hopes they will provide added protection against any mudslides.  

Free sandbags, fiber rolls and instructional brochures are available at a county facility in Bonsall for those who live in and around the burn area of the Lilac Fire, which blackened 4,100 acres and destroyed 157 structures after erupting in the Pala area on Dec. 7. 

The Erosion Control Homeowners Assistance Center at 2370 Pala Road is generally open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, though its hours are subject to change. Department of Public Works employees are available there to advise people on how to protect their homes and yards and can make site visits to inspect and assess individual properties. 

The county is also offering sandbags at more than two dozen other locations in preparation for the wet weather. 

Free sand and bags (just bring a shovel to fill your bags) or free bags are generally available around the clock at the locations listed below, although you should call ahead to check: 

Sand and Bags 

  • Bonita/Sunnyside: 4900 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902 P: 619-479-2346 

  • Bonsall Road Station: 2370 Pala Road, Bonsall, CA 92003: (See hours listed above) 

  • Boulevard: 40080 Ribbonwood Road, Boulevard, CA 91905 P: 619-390-2020 

  • De Luz: 39524 Daily Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028 P: 760-728-3140 *(Not staffed 24/7) 

  • De Luz: 39431 De Luz Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028 P: 760-728-2422 

  • Fallbrook: 4375 Pala Mesa Drive, Fallbrook, CA 92028 P: 760-723-2024 

  • Lakeside River Park Conservancy:12108 Industry Road, Lakeside CA 92040 P: 619-443-4770 *(Closed over the weekend) 

  • Julian: 1587 Highway 78, Julian, CA 92036 P: 760-765-0511 

  • Palomar Mountain: 21610 Crestline Road, Palomar Mtn., CA 92060 P: 760-742-3701 

  • Ramona: 3410 Dye Road, Ramona, CA 92065 P: 760-789-0107 

  • Ramona: 24462 San Vicente Road, Ramona, CA 92065 P: 760-789-9465 

  • Rincon: 16971 Highway 76, Pauma Valley, CA 92061 P: 760-742-3243 

  • Valley Center: 28205 N. Lake Wohlford Road, Valley Center, CA 92082 P: 760-751-7605 

  • Warner Springs: 35227 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086 
    P: 760-782-9113 

Bags Only: 

  • Alpine: 1364 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA 91901 P: 619-445-2635 

  • Deer Springs: 1321 Deer Springs Road, San Marcos, CA 92069 P: 760-741-5512 (currently re-stocking) 

  • Campo: 31577 Highway 94, Campo, CA 91906 P: 619-478-5516 (currently re-stocking) 

  • Campo (Lake Morena): 29690 Oak Drive, Campo, CA 91906 P: 619-478-5960 

  • Deer Springs: 8709 Circle R Drive, Escondido, CA 92026 P: 760-749-8001 (currently re-stocking) 

  • Deer Springs: 10308 Meadow Glen Way East, Escondido, CA 92026 P: 760-751-0820 

  • Descanso: 9718 River Road, Descanso, CA 91916 P: 619-445-4731 

  • Dulzura: 17304 Highway 94, Dulzura, CA 91917 P: 619-468-3391 

  • Jamul (Deerhorn): 2383 Honeysprings Road, Jamul, CA 91935 P: 619-468-3030 

  • Ocotillo Wells: 5841 Highway 78, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 P: 760-767-7430 

  • Portrero: 25130 Highway 94, Potrero, CA 91963 P: 619-478-5544 

  • Ramona (Witch Creek): 27330 Highway 78, Ramona, CA 92065P: 760-789-1448 

  • Ramona: 829 San Vicente Road, Ramona, CA 92065 P: 760-789-8914 (currently re-stocking) 

  • Ranchita: 37370 Montezuma Valley Road, Ranchita, CA 92066 P: 760-782-3467 *(Not staffed 24/7) 

Call 211 or visit readysandiego.org/el-nino to find the location for sandbags nearest you. 

ReadySanDiego.org also has a flooding page with information about protecting yourself and your property. 

Get the latest News 8 Weather Updates>> 

RELATED COVERAGE 

http://www.cbs8.com/story/37207790/residents-affected-by-lilac-fire-prepare-for-winter-storm  

http://www.cbs8.com/story/37018851/lilac-fire-latest-information  

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