(Closed) San Diego fires

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m sure you didnt intend to come across this way, but this seems a bit insensitive. If there are people who are affected by the fires, I’m positive they’re more concerned with the safety of their families and don’t really care what tourist attractions may or may not be open. 


I’m sure you will be able to find plenty to do. There’s a really cool dolphin & whale watching boat tour out of Newport Harbor that’s pretty reasonably priced!

Post # 4
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t live there, but I can tell you that SO’s families area is fine [they are from San Marcos], the fires burned AROUND their house… everything around their home is charred but their home was saved. They even made the news!


Post # 5
7434 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

My best friend had to evacuate her home un Carlsbad because of the fires, but is back home now. I was born and raised in California, and fires don’t really shut the big things down unless they are really close by (ex: Legoland closed, but is now reopen I believe). You should be fine.

Post # 8
169 posts
Blushing bee

It really depends on what you are doing and where you are staying. Some of the suburbs of San Diego (in San Diego county) have been very badly affected by the fires. The neighborhoods of the city of San Diego have not been burned. I live in the city and it is business as usual, though the air quality is not what I am comfortable with. But the earliest you would be in San Diego is days away. Depending on the weather in the interim and where you stay and what you plan on doing you might not notice.

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Post # 9
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We were in San Diego on May 5-9, and I didn’t see any evidence of fires. We saw one helicopter carrying water, but that was it. Wherever the fires are must be further from town. (And I do hope everyone is ok!)

We stayed just outside of town near the airport, but we drove all the way along I8 from Arizona, and we saw no fires.

Post # 10
169 posts
Blushing bee

Air quality is probably the only thing you need to worry about by Saturday. Even if you are planning on spending a lot of time in north county (where most of the fires were) Calfire has everything pretty much under control. If the Camp Pendleton fire is still burning (unlikely) and you are planning on driving from LA to SD (or vice versa) it might be unpleasant on the I5. Then again the I15 might be unpleasant too, since one of the fires was pretty close to the I15 and hwy76. 

We have had a couple of cool, breezy days, so I bet by Saturday the air quality probably wont even be as bad as LA on an average day. San Diego county is is big, most of the fires were about 40+ miles away.

@krispi These recent fires all started around the 14th so you wouldn’t have seen them no matter where you were. But yeah, none of them were in San Diego city limits, other than maybe a small structure fire in La Jolla that didn’t spread.

Post # 11
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The fires are pretty much under control now. The marine layer is back and the hot dry winds are gone so you’ll be just fine. I’m local, so if you know where specifically you’ll be going, I can tell you how close you’d be to the affected areas. 

Post # 12
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

ajillity81:  FI’s uncle and his family is there. They seem to not be too worried, still going on with daily lives like norrmal. I think their daughter in Kansas is more worried then they are.

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