Residents view county portion of proposed emergency evacuation route

The emergency evaucation route begins at these gates on the county grasslands off Montecito Way. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

About 25 people showed up to caravan over a one-mile dirt road in the County Grasslands Preserve to view what is proposed to be used as an emergency evacuation route for Ramona.

The route begins off Montecito Way and passes by the old rodeo grounds. Winding  around hills in what was formerly the Davis-Eagle Ranch, the dirt road ends when it hits Ramona Municipal Water District property.

County staff from the Departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation attended, as well as members of the Ramona Community Planning Group. While some residents said it is a viable option to evacuate during a fire, they noted that it depends on where the fire is located. Lighting along the route was also a concern.

Ramona Community Planning Group Chair Jim Piva, left, answers questions about proposed lighting. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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From the county Ggasslands property, the proposed emergency evacuation route would continue on this 12-foot wide dirt track that runs along a barbed wire fence on Ramona Municipal Water District property. The SDG&E poles are just on the other side of the fence. The route would then lead to Rangeland Road. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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Posted by Karen Brainard on Nov 1 2012. Filed under Backcountry, Featured Story, News, Ramona, Sheriff/Fire. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Residents view county portion of proposed emergency evacuation route”

  1. jenny and art

    we were part of the tour today. the pictures are very accurate. we dont understand why this is an evacuation road. they told us it will not be paved and will always be a scary narrow road. why cant they pave it or put a fence around it or cut down the dry grass? why do they keep the road locked and noone is allowed on it? we think because it is a fire hazard out there. There are big eucalypsis trees and power poles right next to the road. one stalled car will block the path and there is no way to pass. there are no lights but lots of power lines. why cant they put lights on the road? this is not what we expected and if this is our alternative then i guess we will just stay put next time.

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