The Witch Creek fire still burning already has left a grim toll: 500 homes destroyed and 250 damaged; 100 commercial buildings destroyed and 75 damaged; 50 outbuildings destroyed and 50 more damaged. At least 145,000 acres burn.
“I think there’s a very good possibility it will reach the coast before it’s finished,” said Bill Metcalf, chief of the North County Fire Protection District.
Source: SD Union-Tribune
Photo: Poway, Firemen run as the heat intensifies as Homes along Twisted Branch Road fully engulfed. California, Mandatory Credit: photo Sean M Hafffey/San Diego Union-Tribune/Zuma Press