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City of Carlsbad Issues Fire Updates

The City of Carlsbad released a Poinsettia Fire update at 7:30 a.m., Friday.

City of Carlsbad Issues Fire Updates

Poinsettia Fire is 85 percent contained.  Fire crews continue to respond to hotspots in Carlsbad.  City of Carlsbad Emergency Operations Center remains open to assist with response and recovery efforts.  All roads are open and evacuations have been lifted.  Resource information for fire victims has been posted to the city’s home page.  Weather continues to be favorable, with 5 mph winds and higher humidity forecast through the weekend. Three Carlsbad strike teams are being redeployed to assist with efforts in San Marcos.  Air quality continues to be a concern.  Residents should avoid strenuous outdoor activities. 

There are three points where Carlsbad Police Department is still controlling access to residents for safety reasons:

  • Black Rail Poinsettia
  • Black Rail Sapphire
  • Poinsettia Brigantine

The Carlsbad Police Department has established a Tip Hotline for the Poinsettia Fire. If you have any information regarding the origin of the fire or suspicious activity or persons who may be involved with the starting of the fires, please call 760-602-7599 or email PoinsettiaFire@carlsbadca.gov 

Structure damage assessment remains at:

  • 8 single family homes were destroyed or incurred substantial damage
  • 3 single family homes sustained minor damage
  • 1 multi-family 18-unit apartment building was destroyed
  • 1 multi-family 18-unit apartment building incurred considerable damage
  • 2 commercial buildings destroyed/substantially damaged
  • 1 modular building was destroyed


All core city services are available today.

City Hall and the Faraday Center will be open for regular business today.

Dove Library will be closed today.

Cole Library is open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Library Learning Center is open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation facilities will be closed today, with the exception of the Carlsbad Senior Center, located at 799 Pine Ave.

The Senior Center will be open normal hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; all regularly scheduled services will be available and the Senior Center will continue to serve as a “cool zone.”

All Parks & Recreation classes are cancelled today.

—City of Carlsbad

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