Still only 1% contained, the Valley Fire near Alpine now stretches to 9,850 acres according to Cal Fire. The agency reports 11 structures destroyed. Authorities also expanded an evacuation warning to communities stretching from the border of Mexico, to north of Interstate 8 near Descanso and the Viejas Reservation, as well as eastward to Pine Valley and Campo.
At the end of the day, Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency for San Diego county because of the Valley Fire, which has burned for two days under extreme conditions. The declaration helps helps local governments access emergency support and allows the National Guard to assist if necessary.