San Diego Fires Took More Than 40 Homes

May 20, 2014

Officials say at least 47 homes were destroyed during last week’s outbreak of nearly a dozen wildfires in San Diego County.

State fire officials said Sunday at least 39 homes in the suburb of San Marcos were destroyed.

Another eight houses were destroyed in the neighboring suburb of Carlsbad. Both suburbs are 30 miles north of the city of San Diego.

California Fire Capt. Mark Miller lights a backfire as he anCalifornia Fire Capt. Mark Miller lights a backfire as he and a crew from Oak Glen Fire Camp in Riverside try to knock down a brush fire near Oriole Court in Carlsbad, Calif., on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Hayne Palmour IV)d a crew  try to knock down a brush fire near Oriole Court in Carlsbad, Calif., on Wednesday. Thousands were asked to evacuate their homes in Carlsbad after the blaze erupted at about 10:34 a.m. Wednesday and spread through rapidly heavy brush before jumping into residential areas. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Hayne Palmour IV)

California Fire Capt. Mark Miller lights a backfire as as he and a crew try to knock down a brush fire near Oriole Court in Carlsbad, Calif., on May 14. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Hayne Palmour IV)

Authorities are still assessing the damages from the wildfires but so far losses have reached more than $20 million.

The San Marcos fire is the last of four remaining blazes still burning _ including three at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base.

State fire officials say the San Marcos fire was 85 percent contained Sunday morning.

Firefighters have been helped by the weekend’s cooler temperatures and calmer winds.

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