Senator Anderson shares evacuation centers and other resources

Friday, July 6, 2018

Dear Friends,

In an effort to help you during this current fire emergency in Alpine, I wanted to provide you with the latest updates and resources that I am aware of. My constituents’ safety is my biggest concern right now.

Currently there are two evacuation centers available:

Here are helpful resources from San Diego Gas & Electric regarding power outages and updates on weather conditions:

Please visit to learn how to prepare an emergency kit in the event that you are asked to evacuate.

If you are being affected by West Fire and have large animals to evacuate, here is helpful announcement from the San Diego County Emergency Site:

“The Lakeside Rodeo Grounds is open for large animal evacuations. The grounds are located at 12584 Mapleview St. in Lakeside. If you need assistance with large animal evacuations, contact @SanDiegoCounty Department of Animal Services at (619) 498-2361.

A temporary evacuation point for people is open at the Viejas Casino, 5000 Willows Road in Alpine.

Monitor local television and radio stations or visit for updated information on this fire. #WestFire

And here is an update with helpful information from San Diego Humane Society regarding how to care for your pets in the event of an evacuation:

It's an honor to serve you, and please stay safe.

Joel Anderson

P.S. Please contact me at or call my office at 619-596-3136 if you are aware of resources that will be helpful for those affected by this current fire emergency. We want to make sure that all of my constituents have the resources they need during this emergency.