Fairground offers equestrian fire safety

DEL MAR — Evacuation instructions and a large-animal intake form have been placed on the Del Mar Fairgrounds Web site at to assist animal owners in the event of a fire or other emergency. Look for the link, “In the event of a emergency: Animal Evacuation Instructions,” under News/Noticias on the home page.
Because San Diego County is often under a high alert for fire danger, the Del Mar Fairgrounds has created an easy access to the evacuation instructions and the intake form for large animals. Should an emergency occur, horse owners and trainers can quickly check the Web site for instructions and the form. The fairgrounds recommend that during times of high fire danger, horse owners download the form (one for each horse) and have them ready.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds was the main evacuation center for large animals during the 2007 wildfires, safely sheltering more than 2,200 horses and other animals.