Brush Fire North of Carlsbad Village
~ June 25, 2022 ~
Yesterday afternoon was a bit scary, especially for some residents, with a brush fire at the Buena Vista Lagoon just north of Carlsbad Village.
About 1:00 pm we noticed what appeared to be a low marine layer moving in quickly at our house. But it was clearly smoke, and there was ash floating around in the light ocean breeze. I couldn’t find anything immediately online and there were no emergency alerts on my phone. But there was clearly a fire burning somewhere nearby to the west.
Turns out there was a 10-acre brush fire at the Buena Vista Lagoon just north of Carlsbad Village and a residential area on the lagoon.
Here’s a video from CBS-8 San Diego on YouTube.
There were a number of evacuations given the location, along with a number of closed roads. But no injuries were reported and no buildings were damaged, thanks to the quick work by the Carlsbad Fire Department and the Carlsbad Police Department, and other services who were helping. The fire was extremely close to some homes as you can see in the video.
It's pretty scary to have a fire so close to a residential area and Carlsbad Village. But thankfully it was no worse than it was and was contained quickly. Lots of prayers answered!
I heard this morning that they have arrested a 59-year Carlsbad man for suspected arson.