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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES UPDATE
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:00 PM EDT
SAN MARCOS, Calif.
One of nine fires burning in San Diego County, California, suddenly roared Thursday afternoon, moving closer to homes.
CalFire Division Chief Dave Allen says the flare-up in San Marcos ran up a slope in a heavily vegetated area but with no wind on it. He said the fire has "created its own weather pattern."
State fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said the fire was running east along hillsides behind California State University San Marcos.
The fires have destroyed eight houses, an 18-unit condominium complex and two businesses and burned more than 15 square miles, causing more than $20 million in damage so far.