Lilac Fire
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Lilac Fire

A San Diego Fire and Rescue firefighters gestures while talking to another firefighter as they protect a home from the Lilac Fire in Bonsall.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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The Lilac Fire burns near homes in Bonsall on Thursday.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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San Diego Fire and Rescue firefighters Corey Tang, with hose, Steven Benitez, and Capt. Jack Middleton, left, stand in the side yard of a home as they protect it from the Lilac Fire in Bonsall.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Fire personnel drive along West Lilac Road near Bonsall as the Lilac Fire burns.

 (K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Fire personnel drive along West Lilac Road near Bonsall as the Lilac Fire burns.

 (K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Fire personnel drive along West Lilac Road near Bonsall as the Lilac Fire burns.

 (K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Horse trailers are lined up along Camino Del Rey to evacuate horses from the San Luis Rey Training Center near Bonsall as the Lilac Fire burns.

 (K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Flames burn behind a large tree decorated with Christmas lights at the River Village shopping center at Highway 76 and South Mission Road as the Lilac Fire burns through Bonsall.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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A helicopter drops water on flames in the San Luis Rey riverbed in Bonsall.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Barbara Carlson, of Fallbrook, talks to a pair of CHP officers about getting to her son’s home in Bonsall to save valuables there as the Lilac Fire approached. Thursday was Carlson’s 65th birthday.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Cal Fire firefighter Reed Rasmussen hoses flames next to Bonsall High School as the Lilac Fire burns through Bonsall.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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A man photographs huge flames as vegetation burns in the San Luis Rey riverbed at Highway 76 and South Mission Road as the Lilac Fire burns through Bonsall.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Cal Fire firefighter Cole Bellatti hoses a hillside on fire behind stores in the River Village shopping center at Highway 76 and South Mission Road as the Lilac Fire burns through Bonsall.

 (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop along Old River Road while battling the Lilac Fire.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Firefighters battle the Lilac Fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Firefighters battle the Lilac Fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Firefighters battle the Lilac Fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Firefighters battle the Lilac Fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Trees and brush are on fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Trees and brush are on fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Trees and brush are on fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Trees and brush are on fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Firefighters battle the Lilac Fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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Home burn as a firefighter pulls hose to keep flames from advancing to adjacent homes while battling the Lilac fire at Rancho Monserate Country Club on December 7, 2017.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Home on West Lilac Road fully engulfed in fire.
Home on West Lilac Road fully engulfed in fire. (Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune)
A CalFire tanker drops retardant on a portion of the Lilac Fire near Old Highway 395.

A CalFire tanker drops retardant on a portion of the Lilac Fire near Old Highway 395.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
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A water-dropping helicopter drops its load onto burning homes battling the Lilac fire at Rancho Monserate Country Club.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Two Sheriffs Deputies stand on the 6900 block of very smokey W. Lilac Road.
Two Sheriffs Deputies stand on the 6900 block of very smokey W. Lilac Road. | (Charlie Neuman / Charlie Neuman)
A home on West Lilac Road burns in the wind-fanned Lilac fire in the Bonsall area. The fast moving fire has charred more than 1,000 acres.
A home on West Lilac Road burns in the wind-fanned Lilac fire in the Bonsall area. The fast moving fire has charred more than 1,000 acres. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)
A plane drops fire retardant near a home to stop the wind driven Liberty Fire near Los Alamos Road.

 A plane drops fire retardant near a home to stop the wind driven Liberty Fire near Los Alamos Road.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Homes are burning as an firefighters pull hose to keep flames from advancing to adjacent homes while battling the Lilac fire at Rancho Monserate Country Club on December 7, 2017.

Homes burn as an firefighters pull hose to keep flames from advancing to adjacent homes while battling the Lilac fire at Rancho Monserate Country Club on December 7, 2017.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Greenhouses burn along the 6900 block of W. Lilac Road.
Greenhouses burn along the 6900 block of W. Lilac Road.  (Charlie Neuman / Charlie Neuman)
Homeowner Susie Lynn uses a garden hose to put out hot spots near her and her husband Mike’s property on the 6900 block of W. Lilac Road.
December 7, 2017_Fallbrook, California_USA_| Homeowner Susie Lynn uses a garden hose to put out hot spots near her and her husband Mike’s property on the 6900 block of W. Lilac Road. (Charlie Neuman / Charlie Neuman)
A motorcyclist heads east on W. Liliac Road past an out building that burned.
A motorcyclist heads east on W. Liliac Road past an out building that burned.  (Charlie Neuman / Charlie Neuman)
Workers work to put out a smoldering fire along West Lilac Road.

Workers work to put out a smoldering fire along West Lilac Road.

 (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
Brush burns along West Lilac Road.
Brush burns along West Lilac Road (Charlie Neuman / Charlie Neuman)
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Firefighters battle a fire ball as many homes are burning in the Lilac fire at Rancho Monserate Country Club on December 7, 2017. 

 

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A Vista firefighter cuts a hole in a fence at a home on West Lilac Road.
A Vista firefighter cuts a hole in a fence at a home on West Lilac Road.  (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
Traffic is backed up on I-15 where the fire began in this view looking north toward Highway 76 in the distance.
Traffic is backed up on I-15 where the fire began on the west side of the freeway in this view looking north toward Highway 76 in the distance.  (Charlie Neuman / Charlie Neuman)
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Firefighting aircraft being used to battle the Lilac Fire fill up with fire retardant at the Ramona Air Attack Base in Ramona on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. fight  (K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)
A home in the 6600 block of West Lilac Road is full engulfed in flames.
A home in the 6600 block of West Lilac Road is full engulfed in flames.  (Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune)
Spectators watch from Old Highway 395 as smoke rises from the Lilac Fire.
Spectators watch from Old Highway 395 as smoke rises from the Lilac Fire.  (Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Homeowner Mike Lynn uses a garden hose to put out hot spots near greenhouses next door to he and his wife Susie’s property on the 6900 block of W. Lilac Road.
Homeowner Mike Lynn uses a garden hose to put out hot spots near greenhouses next door to he and his wife Susie’s property on the 6900 block of W. Lilac Road. (Charlie Neuman / Charlie Neuman)
Lila Fire press conference

Cal Fire deputy chief Dave Nissen speaks about the Lilac Fire during a press conference Thursday at the San Diego County Emergency Operation Center in San Diego, California.

 (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Horses evacuated from the Lilac Fire are being stabled at the Del Mar race track.

 (Alejandro Tamayo / The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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