On Wednesday late afternoon, the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, declared a state of emergency for San Diego county. With Santa Ana winds and temperatures rising to almost 100 degrees, San Diego county had 9 wild fires breakout- 7 of them were within 5 hours of each other. During this time, 4 homes were lost, 1 condominium lost, 2 structures, over 100 schools canceled classes, California State University- San Marcos
canceled classes during finals and their commencement ceremony, Legoland evacuated and went without power, San Onofre nuclear power plant evacuated, and one of the military’s biggest bases, Camp Pendleton, had 2 fires breakout.
It all started Tuesday morning when the Bernardo fire broke out around noon. About 5,000 residents evacuated. Then Wednesday morning, the city of Carlsbad had a fire break out which evacuated nearly 23,000 residents and shut down power to Legoland amusement park. Aftter that, 2 seperate fires broke out on Camp Pendleton military base spreading 6,000 acres. Shortly after, 6 more fires broke in seperate areas including Oceanside, Bonsall, San Marcos, Deer Valley, and between El Cajon and Lakeside. No lives have been lost or injured during this time. All 9 fires are still active.