San Marcos Fire update – The Coronado Hills fire is spreading rapidly as seen in the pictures below with the Cal State San Marcos campus ordered evacuated.

High temperatures, bone dry conditions, and gusting Santa Ana winds contributed to the rapid spread of the San Marcos fire.

San marco fire night view

Officials said that 400 acres were burning in an area known as Coronado Hills, near Cal State San Marcos and San Elijo Hills. CalFire said several structures were threatened by the Coronado Hills fire.

Map of California fires

A representative for the California Highway Patrol said at 3:30 a.m. that 700 students at the university were being evacuated. Evacuations were underway in the Coronado Hills and Discovery Hills areas, as well as portions of San Elijo Hills.

And that’s the latest news on the San Marcos fire.