Drought-fueled fires rage near San Diego

Posted: May 15, 2014 at 5:43 a.m.

A firefighter directs water onto a burning home Wednesday in Carlsbad, Calif., where thousands have been forced to evacuate.

At least a half-dozen wildfires scorched San Diego County on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee burning homes and prompting the closures of a college campus and Legoland California. No major injuries were reported.

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