Escaped agricultural burn chars 77 acres in De Luz

Firefighters are mopping up at the scene of a vegetation fire near Vuelte Grande Road in De Luz, which broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday. No structures were immediately threatened and full containment is expected Tuesday morning.

The fire began when a permitted agricultural burn got out of control and ignited the hillside south of Avocado Mesa, according to a Riverside County Fire press release.

The fire was 50 percent contained as of 8:30 Monday night, and had burned approximately 77 acres.

6 Responses to "Escaped agricultural burn chars 77 acres in De Luz"

  1. alta vista resident   March 3, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    We have a nieghnbor who does "controlled" burns all the time in his backyard. At least we feel somewhat safe in the fact that he is a firefighter, but we sure get sick of the damn smell. Nothing like trying to enjoy your backyard on the weekend and having to deal with his smoke…ever hear of recycling??? Sick of people thinking because they have a permit that it gives them leeway.

  2. job security   March 4, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    The two of you need to go to campquityourbitchen!

  3. Longtime Fallbrook Local.   March 4, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Why do we still allow burn permits. The Gavilan fire started with a burn permit. How about Chippers? Better for the environment and safer.

  4. not this   March 6, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I was not comfortable seeing the smoke from hwy. 395/76 too close for my comfort zone.
    next time use goats,chippers, there are other ways please. I hate to evactuate w/ spouse under chemo and other elements.

  5. mom   March 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    When are they going to learn? Yore absolutly right #4. My grandpa used to burn his trash 40 years ago!! Now we have better safer options!

  6. responsiblepropowner   March 10, 2009 at 10:36 am

    If you want to burn your stuff and county fire will allow, so be it. Property owners who still insist on burning should be liable for ALL cost relating to "controlled burn" getting out of control: cost of firefighting, property loss, loss of life….etc. seems fair to me..
    Assumption of liability should be signed w/permit application.


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