Multiple fires in San Diego County prompted authorities to evacuate certain neighborhoods on Oct. 22.
KFMB radio reported 60 homes in the San Diego suburb of Rancho Bernardo had burned.
As of 10:30 a.m., county authorities had called for mandatory evacuations of Rancho Santa Fe as well as the Olivenhain Dam area. Mandatory evacuations were also ordered for Lakeside at 13100 Willow Road.
Published reports said 250,000 people had been called to evacuate. Pomerado Hospital and a nearby nursing home were being evacuated, according to published reports.
The fire in suburban San Diego came on the heels of the Coronado Hills Fire, Mission Fire, Witch Fire and Harris Fire.
County officials advised residents to call 2-1-1 for nonemergency calls related to the fire. Fire information was also available online at
Authorities were closing portions of Interstate 15.
San Diego Gas & Electric reported power outages in a number of communities, and called on residents to conserve electricity.
San Diego Superior Court will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22 and 23, according to the court Web site.
The port of San Diego called on nonessential employees to stay home.
UC San Diego Extension canceled Oct. 22 classes.
, Brad Graves