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San Diego-area wildfire prompts evacuation orders for 20,000 homes

The Bernardo fire burned through more than 800 acres of brush on Tuesday.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   May 13, 2014 at 10:07 PM

SAN DIEGO, May 13 (UPI) -- A southern California wildfire forced more than 20,000 home evacuations in the San Diego area on Tuesday.

The so-called Bernardo fire broke out Tuesday off Camino San Bernardo, according to fire officials, with parts of southern California experiencing wind and temperature conditions conducive to wildfires.

Temperatures in San Diego reached the mid-90s by 1 p.m., with warm weather expected to continue into Wednesday and Thursday.

Most of the affected homes are located within San Diego's city limits.

The Bernardo fire burned through more than 800 actress and was only five percent contained on Tuesday evening.

"It's windy, it's hot and the fire is still moving," San Diego Fire rep Lee Swanson said.


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