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May 14, 2014 10:37 PM by Associated Press

Progress on one of six fires burning in California

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters say they've stopped the advance of a wind-driven wildfire that shot up canyons and engulfed suburban homes in Carlsbad, California.

The wind-driven blaze is one of at least six that have broken out over the past two days in Southern California's San Diego County.

At least two firefighters suffered minor injuries - one heat-related and one from smoke inhalation.

Despite a state fire report of 30 homes burned earlier in the day, Carlsbad Fire Chief Michael Davis says he knows of just three homes destroyed and about a dozen damaged, all of them in the same neighborhood.

Thousands have been asked to evacuate their homes. With embers being blown onto roofs and trees, igniting them, firefighters have found themselves evacuating people and battling the blaze at the same time.

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