Massive Wildfire Forces Evacuation Orders for More Than 20,000 San Diego Homes(5/13/2014 4:56:00 PM)
A wildfire roaring through Southern California has forced evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes, but so far none have burned.
San Diego’s Emergency Operations Center says most of the homes are in the city and northern San Diego County. Neighborhoods include Rancho Bernardo and Fairbanks Ranch.
The 700-acre blaze erupted Tuesday morning. It’s fueled by canyons full of brush and pushed by hot, dry Santa Ana winds. Several schools also have been evacuated.
Dozens of fire engines were deployed to protect homes in a neighborhood immediately east of the fire.
Helicopters and Cal Fire air tankers were dropping water and fire retardant on the flames.
Another fire north of Los Angeles is threatening up to 200 homes in Lompoc in Santa Barbara County.
A high-pressure system has created dangerously hot, dry conditions around the state, with temperatures far above normal for spring and gusty winds possible through Wednesday.
(Sources: Fox News, KXTL, Los Angeles Times)
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
ROARING FIRES IN SAN DIEGO - PRAY