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May 13, 2014 7:59 PM by Associated Press

Wildfire forces 20,000 evacuations near San Diego

A wildfire roaring through Southern California has forced evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes, but so far only one mobile home burned.

Here's a map of the area affected (as of May 13, 5 p.m.):


San Diego's Emergency Operations Center says most of the homes are in the city and northern San Diego County.

The 700-acre blaze erupted Tuesday morning. It's fueled by canyons full of brush and pushed by hot, dry winds. Several schools also have been evacuated.

Another fire destroyed a mobile home in southern San Diego County. A third fire north of Los Angeles is threatening up to 200 homes in Lompoc in Santa Barbara County.

A high-pressure system has created dangerously hot, dry conditions around the state, with temperatures far above normal for spring and gusty winds possible through Wednesday.

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