Wildfires Burn More than 9,000 Acres in San Diego County

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Nine separate wildfires, most of which are still burning out of control, have blackened about 9,400 acres since Tuesday, officials said.

The fires include:

  1. Bernardo Fire, which has burned 1,548 acres in the Black Mountain area since Tuesday;
  2. Tomahawk Fire, which has burned 6,000 acres on Camp Pendleton since Wednesday;
  3. Poinsettia Fire, which has burned 400 acres in Carlsbad since Wednesday;
  4. Freeway Fire, which burned 30 acres on both sides of Interstate 5 near San Onofre on Wednesday;
  5. Highway Fire, which has burned 600 acres off Interstate 15 near Highway 76 since Wednesday;
  6. River Fire, which burned 100 acres in Oceanside since Wednesday;
  7. Cocos Fire, which has burned 700 acres in the San Marco area since Wednesday;
  8. Lakeside Fire, which burned 17 acres on Wednesday;
  9. and a one-acre fire in Escondido on Wednesday.

Thursday morning, the Cocos Fire was the most active fire and presented the greatest danger to residences. The fire was raging out of control on steep, chaparral-covered hillsides and threatened homes in San Marco, Olivenhain, Elfin Forest, Harmony Grove and Questhaven.

The most destructive fire was the Pointsettia in Carlsbad. It destroyed an 18-unit apartment building, four homes and two commercial buildings. Six homes and two vehicles were damaged. Firefighters prevented it from growing overnight Wednesday, and it was 60-percent contained on Thursday morning.

Find more updates on these individual fires, and videos of the devastating and growing wildfires on FOX5SanDiego.com

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