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San Diego Fires

Crews are working to contain about nine fires in the area. (5/15/14)

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    A firefighter quickly unravels hose during a wildfire May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A house is consumed by wildfire as the sun sinks low May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. About 500 acres have burned in the San Marcos blaze, fueled by record heat, high winds and dry conditions. At least four other fires advanced in nearby communities. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A fireman keeps down hotspots near houses during a wildfire May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A firefighter puts down hot spots in front of a house in the hills May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    Flames flare up behind houses on Mimosa Drive May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    Flames flare up on a hillside behind an apartment complex near California State University at San Marcos May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A plane drops fire retardant on a fire on a hillside May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. About 500 acres have burned in the San Marcos blaze, fueled by record heat, high winds and dry conditions. At least four other fires advanced in nearby communities. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    Flames flare up on a hillside behind an apartment complex near California State University at San Marcos May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    Fire rages above an apartment complex May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A fire burns on a hillside near Cal State University at San Marcos May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    An airplane drops fire retardant on a fire May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A firefighter douses flames to protect the house behind him during a wildfire May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A fireman keeps an eye on a burning house May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A house is consumed by a wildfire May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A house stands on a hillside almost totally charred by a wildfire May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. About 500 acres have burned in the San Marcos blaze, fueled by record heat, high winds and dry conditions. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    Neal Seward transports some of his belongings, along with his roommate's cat, down the road near California State University at San Marcos during an evacuation of his nearby apartment complex May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A resident looks at his home as firefighters hose down the ruins after it was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    A resident looks at his home as firefighters hose down the ruins after it was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    Misael Velasquez, 19, carries a fire extinguisher along with him as he walks through his neighborhood apartment complex near California State University at San Marcos May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    A house burns in the hills as another in the background stands untouched May 14, 2014 in San Marcos, California. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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    Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    Residents looks at the burning remains of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    Residents looks at the burning remains of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    Residents looks at the burning remains of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    Residents looks at the burning remains of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    A firefighter looks at the smoldering ruins of a house that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    A firefighter hoses down the smoldering ruins of a house that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    The ruins of a home smoulder in the night after it was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    The ruins of a home smoulder in the night after it was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    The moon rises behind a house that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    Firefighters spray water on a burning commercial structure at the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    Firefighters spray water on a burning commercial structure at the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    Firefighters spray water on a burning commercial structure at the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    Firefighters spray water on a burning commercial structure at the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)