Wildfires burn almost 10,000 acres in California's San Diego County – CNN.com

Carlsbad, California (CNN) — A major firefighting offensive sought to douse wildfires Thursday that have so far charred 9,987 acres in California’s San Diego County, with the worst being a nearly uncontrollable blaze in San Marcos.

Helicopters, military aircraft and extra crews, worked the fire which fire officials said was only 5% contained as it burned 800 acres Thursday morning in San Marcos, home to a California State University campus. The blaze forced the university to cancel this week’s commencement and other activities, officials said.

In all, firefighters faced three dozen fires overnight, but as of mid-morning Thursday, that number had been reduced to eight, Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said.

Evacuation orders for several neighborhoods in San Marcos remained in place Thursday and at least 350 evacuees without alternate housing spent Wednesday night in shelters, officials said. Schools in many areas of the county were shut down because of the fire, including the San Diego Unified School District.

via Wildfires burn almost 10,000 acres in California’s San Diego County – CNN.com.

 

There’s a lot of friends of the blog in the San Diego area. Last I heard, they were all safe, and so were their homes, but things change rapidly. Please keep them in your prayers, as well as the firefighters tackling an enormous challenge.

4 thoughts on “Wildfires burn almost 10,000 acres in California's San Diego County – CNN.com”

  1. Sister in Law and Brother in Law are basically next door to Pendleton. They are alright. They had received a notice of possible evacuation yesterday but the did not have to head to the niece’s in Del Mar.

  2. Then there is this, “County Supervisor Bill Horn, whose district includes much of North County, speculated that arson had to be behind the spate of fires.”
    Trial run?

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