Today (May 15), The Cocos Fire continues to burn in San Marcos. Evacuation orders and road closures are in effect throughout the city. The Sheriff's Department is working with fire crews to help protect homes and bring the flames under control.

Watch this news report to hear Sheriff Bill Gore explain what deputies are doing in San Marcos and why you need to evacuate your home if you get the order to leave because of a fire.

You can follow the Sheriff's Department on Facebook, Twitter and Nixle for the latest updates on fires burning in our jurisdiction.

To receive text or e-mail alerts from Nixle, text your zip code to "888777." Standard text messaging rates will apply.

For any non-emergency issues, call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200.

For additional information on the fires, call 2-1-1 or visit the San Diego County Emergency Site at: sdcountyemergency.com.

You can also sign up your cell phone to get emergency alerts. To register, just go to readysandiego.org and click on the "Alert San Diego" icon.

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