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Man suspected of shooting his father on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation faces attempted murder charge

A man suspected of shooting his father on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation over the weekend was in custody Tuesday, facing an attempted murder charge.
Phillip Lonewolf Campbell, 35, opened fire on his father about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, then ran off into into hilly terrain in the area of Hot Springs Mountain, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim was admitted to a hospital, but his condition and prognosis were not released by sheriff’s officials.
Investigators have not disclosed a suspected motive for the shooting.
On Monday, tribal police detained Campbell at a residence on the Warner Springs-area reservation. He was held at the residence in the 32000 block of Camino Moro until deputies arrived to take him into custody on suspicion of attempted murder, sheriff’s officials said.
Campbell was booked into the Vista jail Monday night and could be arraigned as early as Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.

Carlsbad fire 100 percent contained

The 400-acre Poinsettia fire that destroyed or damaged dozens of homes and businesses in Carlsbad and possibly killed a transient was 100 percent contained this morning, authorities said.

The fire broke out for unknown reasons near Poinsettia Lane and Alicante Road about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Cal Fire. Thousands of residents were evacuated as the blaze grew, but as of Thursday night all evacuation orders were lifted.

Ramona schools will be closed Friday; tonight’s school board meeting postponed

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Due to the changing weather conditions and the smoke coming up the hill from the Harmony Grove fire in Escondido, all Ramona schools and offices will be closed on Friday, May 16, school district officials report.

According to the report:

“With worsening conditions, there are simply too many challenges involving staffing, electricity, water, increasing evacuations in neighboring communities, and recommendations from public safety agencies to gamble with student safety. As stated earlier, all high school athletic practices and games as well as all other school activities will be postponed.

Additional AlertSanDiego calls made in Cocos fire

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has issued additional evacuation orders because of the Cocos fire burning in Harmony Grove and Del Dios Area, the county reports.
The calls went to 5,400 contacts, including homes, businesses and cell phones, a little after 3 p.m.
The notification followed earlier nearby evacuations by the sheriff and Escondido police.
Residents can evacuate to Mission Hills High School at 1 Mission Hills Court or Escondido High School at 1535 North Broadway. Residents with pets can go to Escondido High School, where County Animal Services is sending support to the shelter.
Caltrans says off-ramps from eastbound Highway 78 are closed at San Marcos Boulevard, Twin Oaks Valley Road., Barham Drive and Nordahl Road because of the fire.
For additional information, call the San Diego County Information Line at 2-1-1 or visit

People sheltering in place at Palomar hospital

People are sheltering in place at Palomar Medical Center, which is within a new evacuation zone prompted by the Cocos fire, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Palomar Health officials are working with authorities and monitoring the situation, but are not evacuating.

Police detain possible suspect in San Marcos fire

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UPDATE: The officials talked with the person and determined he had nothing to do with any of the fires, the Escondido police chief said at a news conference this afternoon.

Officials welcome tips of any suspicious activity.

New fire at Camp Pendleton

Crews are working to extinguish a new fire on the grounds of Camp Pendleton, near Pulgas Road in the western reaches of the military base, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The blaze reportedly has scorched about 25 open acres.

No fire in Ramona

Ramona Fire Department confirms that there is no fire in Ramona.

Smoke people are seeing likely is from the Cocos fire in the San Marcos area.

Military aircraft joins firefighting effort; San Marcos blaze county’s top priority


Thursday, May 15—A wildfire that has burned more than 800 acres and at least three structures south of state Route 78 near Cal State San Marcos was 5 percent contained today, according to fire authorities, who called the blaze the county’s No. 1 priority. The Cocos fire broke out along Cocos Drive about 3:45 p.m. [...]

Proximity to fire limits some hospital services today

Thursday, May 15—Services at some North County hospitals will be limited today because of their proximity to a fire that has burned about 700 acres south of state Route 78 in San Marcos and damaged or destroyed several buildings.
All elective surgeries today at Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Parkway in Escondido, were canceled, although the hospital and emergency room are scheduled to remain in operation, according to hospital officials. Inpatient surgeries will continue as scheduled, or as needed.
Elective surgeries were canceled at the Palomar Health Downtown Campus at 555 East Valley Parkway in Escondido. Hospital officials said all emergency services would remain operational and inpatient surgeries would also continue as scheduled, or as needed.
All hospital and emergency services are fully operational at Pomerado Hospital at 15615 Pomerado Road in Poway.
Kaiser Permanente’s San Marcos Medical Offices, 400 Craven Road, is scheduled to be closed until this afternoon. Kaiser officials said representatives would contact those with appointments to reschedule.
Kaiser Permanente members can get updates on closures, appointments and schedules by calling 619-662-5656.