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Spreading Wildfire Forces Evacuations in San Diego County

Spreading Wildfire Forces Evacuations in San Diego County

As of early afternoon, crews had gained no containment of the fire, which was being pushed by stiff Santa Ana winds "at a unsafe rate of spread", Cal Fire reported.

A brush fire burning in San Diego County on Thursday afternoon, December 7, had burned two structures, damaged 12 others and prompted evacuations, Cal Fire said in a Twitter message.

Cal Fire has issued mandatory evacuations in the area of W. Lilac Rd.

Firefighters were dealing mainly with the Thomas Fire, the largest of the four, which started on Monday at 50 acres and swelled to 96,000 acres as of 10 a.m. Thursday. There were sustained winds of more than 20 miles per hour in Southern California on Thursday, which made controlling fires very hard for fire officials.

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Rothblum was in touch with assistant trainer Leandro Mora, who was on the San Luis Rey Downs property and said the fire moved into the area at a terrifying pace.

The Creek Fire burned 12,605 acres as of 8 a.m. Thursday and destroyed 15 buildings and damaged another 15. Two firefighters battling the blaze have been hospitalized and were expected to recover. Cal Fire officials said 20 structures were destroyed and several remain threatened as the fire grows at a risky rate of speed. San Diego Fire-Rescue and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton were sending water-dropping helicopters to assist in the firefight. "We turned a lot loose on the infield of the training track in hope".

High winds of more than 20 miles per hour have complicated the fight against out-of-control blazes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Conditions resulted in a local state of emergency by the County of San Diego.

There are now 6 major wildfires burning in Southern California.


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