- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Multiple brush fires have broken out in San Diego County, forcing thousands of people to evacuate from their homes.

More than 11,600 residences and businesses in Carlsbad received emergency calls urging the occupants to leave, the Associated Press reported.

The blaze was one of several that firefighters were battling amid hot, dry, windy conditions.

Another wildfire further north forced the evacuation of residents in military housing at Camp Pendleton.

A third fire spread from a burning vehicle on coastal Interstate 5 to roadside brush near the Marine Corps base, the AP reported.

Local San Diego 6 News reported several other fire locations late Wednesday afternoon.

The fire that broke out on Tuesday on the outskirts of San Diego that had threatened thousands of homes was about 25 percent contained by Wednesday afternoon, the report said.

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