Last Updated: Monday, Dec. 11 at 8 am

Unless conditions change, there will be no additional updates. 

Fire (Lilac Fire) is currently burning to the north of San Marcos, along the Highway 76 corridor, west of Interstate 15 and has reached 85% containment. There is no fire danger or other emergencies in the City of San Marcos. 

For the latest Lilac Fire information, the city recommends checking the following official sources:

Now is the time to review your family emergency plan, prepare a supply kit, and inventory home items such as important documents and medications so that you are ready to go if you feel unsafe or are told to leave by a public safety official.

Residents should register all of your family's cell phones with AlertSanDiego so that you will all be notified of an emergency affecting your neighborhood. This is especially important if you no longer have a landline at your home. You can also download the SDEmergency App; make sure to allow app push notifications on your mobile phone.  

For more information about the Lilac Fire, visit or Emergency information is also being shared on CAL FIRE San Diego’s Twitter page.

Lilac Fire FAQs

  • How is San Diego County helping those affected by the fires?
  • Are there any school closures in place?
  • How can I volunteer, donate, or help?
  • How can I protect myself from smoke?
  • I heard there is a shelter open in San Marcos. Should I be concerned?
  • When should I evacuate?
  • What can I do to prepare?
  • How can I stay informed?
  • What is the current status of the fire?


Are your prepared for an emergency?