Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Fire is descending upon Julian. Cuyamaca is gone. The fire has traveled north, and is approaching Julian from Cuyamaca. Meanwhile demand for firefighters at Palomar has increased, so engines are leaving Julian, heading north on the 79 for Palomar to prevent the Valley Center Fire from meeting the Crest Fire. No one can confirm for certain, but it is appears that the engines that are retreating are leaving Whispering Pines and Kentwood engulfed; homes are burning in the eastern neighborhoods of Julian.