Flames Engulf San Diego Area in Newest Wildfires

The wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California.

Image via AP Photo/Gregory Bull

FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Retirement communities built on golf courses, semi-rural race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California's wildfire fight. The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme for any season, but are especially stunning just two weeks from winter. It exceeded 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) in a… Read at AP News

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