Rebuilding After The Lilac Fire
Last December's Lilac Fire that devastated 4,100 acres in the Bonsall/Fallbrook area of my district, destroyed over 157 structures, including 75 manufactured/modular homes in Rancho Monserate
Country Club, a 55+ resident-owned community near Fallbrook.
When the fire struck at Dulin Road along Old Hwy 395, the close-knit community had about 400 residents living in 232 manufactured homes. Though the fire spread quickly, residents were evacuated in record time, many with just their pets and the clothes they were wearing. A vibrant, thriving community, Rancho Monserate residents enjoy regular outings, line dancing and Tuesday poker games. For years, services have been held in the adobe chapel dating back to Rancho Monserate's early land grant days.