Lilac Fire Recovery Resources

Monday, December 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) shared the following update for affected constituents of the Lilac Fire in North San Diego County:

  • According to CAL FIRE, the #LilacFire is now 80 percent contained as of this morning and is holding steady at 4,100 acres.

  • The Governor quickly declared a state of emergency for San Diego County and the President quickly approved the state’s request for federal assistance to combat the fire.

  • Starting today, the County of San Diego has opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) to help survivors of the Lilac Fire begin the rebuilding and recovery process. The LAC is located at the Vista branch library, located at 700 Eucalyptus Avenue in Vista, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, click here.

  • Residents who live in the unincorporated part of San Diego County may call the Recovery Assistance Hotline at 858.495.5200 or send an e-mail to Both will be staffed by county employees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Residents in incorporated cities looking for recovery assistance are encouraged to contact their city. The County has also launched a recovery website available at

  • Senator Bates’ Encinitas District Office is also available for North County constituents in the 36th Senate District who need assistance in navigating state agencies. The office phone number is 760.642.0809 and is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

  • For assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that can be used to help rebuild, repair or replace housing and personal property, please visit