Eight different fire departments responded to the Vista Fire that sparked Thursday in Dehesa underscoring the strong, coordinated effort among San Diego County fire fighting agencies.
“There’s no longer communication issues which we have come across in the past. We don’t have boundaries for these agencies,” said Captain Thomas Shoots, a public information officer for Cal Fire. Cpt. Shoots says the agencies that responded in Dehesa on July 17 included the US Forest Service, San Miguel Fire Protection District, Viejas Fire, Sycuan Fire, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, SDG&E, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the CHP.
Five days earlier, eight fire departments responded to the “Border Fire” that started in Mexico and burned into Dulzura. Those agencies included the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife, Sycuan Fire, Viejas Fire, SDG&E, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the CHP.