Lilac Fire rips through North San Diego County — INTERACTIVE MAP

Lilac Fire rips through North San Diego County — INTERACTIVE MAP

A fire broke out in San Diego County Thursday along Interstate 15 and State Route 76.

A large smoke plume can be seen along Interstate 15 from the Lilac fire, which has destroyed two buildings and damaged 12 others less than two hours after it started.

Cal Fire units are at scene of the Lilac Fire located at Old Hwy 395 cross of Dulin Rd in Bonsall.

San Diego County officials say people with livestock, who are encouraged to evacuate due to the Lilac Fire, can take animals to the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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All lanes on southbound 15 south of SR-76 have re-opened, significant back up remains.

A brush fire burning in San Diego County on Thursday afternoon, December 7, had burned two structures, damaged 12 others and prompted evacuations, Cal Fire said in a Twitter message.

This is a developing story and The Coast News will provide updates as they are released.

According to a nearby resident, "This is getting bad quick, helicopters have just arrived, fire is traveling low and fast on the east boundary of Rancho Monserate". On the other side of the hill, Sullivan Middle School is being evacuated because of the fire.

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