"Bernardo Fire Update: Flames Force Evacuations Near San Diego"

A wind-driven wildfire in tinder-dry Southern California that prompted calls for the evacuation of more than 20,000 homes may be close to being controlled.

"Firefighters are facing a variety of challenges, including wind and heavy brush, Fire Captain Kendal Bortisser with CalFire in San Diego told KPCC.

"The fuel is extremely dry and mother nature has definitely got the upper hand in moving the fire in a lot of different directions right now," Bortisser said.

The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services said that 21,000 notification calls went out to homes, businesses and cell phones so there may be some overlap between those evacuations."

KPCC had the story May 13, 2014.

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"Authorities Have 'Good Handle' on San Diego Wildfire That Spurred Evacuations" (CNN)
 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014