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Rancho Bernardo Inn Evacuated, Escapes Serious Damage from San Diego
Area Wildfires; Will Open Doors to Displaced Residents

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2007 - The legendary Rancho Bernardo Inn escaped serious damage from the Witch Creek fire that continues to burn in nearby areas of northern San Diego County.
After opening its doors to approximately 60 residents whom were evacuated in the fire on Sunday night, the Rancho Bernardo Inn was asked to evacuate all guests and staff at 5 a.m. Monday morning. Although the property remained evacuated as of Tuesday afternoon, management at the 265-acre resort, located on Bernardo Oaks Drive west of Interstate 15 and south of Highway 78 in north county, reports that there has been only minimal damage to the golf course and property, coupled with some wind damage sustained when the Santa Ana conditions erupted in the region on Sunday. Evacuation orders are expected to be lifted by Wednesday, with staff returning to the property soon thereafter.
"We are all saddened by the destruction that has taken place across San Diego County as a result of these fires," says General Manager John Gates.

"We will be reaching out to assist those in our local community who have been so severely impacted by them as soon as the evacuation is lifted. We expect to be fully operational by Thursday."
The resort plans to offer assistance and housing to those who have lost their homes in the community until more permanent arrangements can be made.

They will also support cleanup efforts in the surrounding neighborhoods impacted by the fires. Additionally, the Inn will allow staff members who have been affected by the fires to stay on property until they can find a more permanent residence.
Rancho Bernardo Inn, which is located near the San Diego suburb of Rancho Bernardo originally opened in the mid-1960s and has grown over the last several decades, recently completing a large-scale renovation this past summer. 


Rancho Bernardo Inn
(858) 675-8500

Also See: San Diego Hotels Pitch in to Assist the Wildfire Evacuation Rescue Effort / October 2003


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