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State Of emergency in San Diego County as wildfires rage

Posted May 15th, 2014 @ 2:51pm

(San Diego, CA)  --  More than a half-dozen wildfires are burning in San Diego County, and California Governor Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency.  

Luckily, calmer winds are aiding firefighters in northern San Diego County today as they battle several raging wildfires.  Supervisor Bill Horn says military helicopters are taking to the air to fight the flames.  Cal fire's Nick Schhuler says his crews are working hard to protect structures.  The Cocos fire in San Marcos is at 800 acres with just five percent containment, and evacuations are in place for an area including Cal State San Marcos.  The Poinsettia fire in Carlsbad is 60 percent contained and is no longer threatening homes.  It has destroyed or damaged about two-dozen homes and knocked down power lines.  Fires in the North County region have scorched more than 9,000 acres.

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