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A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave.

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A fire fighter watches the fast moving Miguelito Fire along San Miguelito Rd Tuesday May 13, 2014. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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Kim Rounds loads his cat into his truck as Lompoc residents were order to evacuate from the fast moving Miguelito Fire Tuesday May 13, 2014. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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A plane drops fire retardant over the hills just south of Lompoc, Calif., Tuesday May13, 2014 to help control the fast moving Miguelito Fire. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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A helicopter drops a fire retardant during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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Santa Barbara County Fire Fighters call animal control to evacuate some animals left behind after some Lompoc residents were under mandatory evacuation due to the Miguelito Fire Tuesday May 13, 2014. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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Fire retardant falls over the hills to protect homes in Lompoc and to help control the fast moving Miguelito Fire Tuesday May 13, 2014. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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Anthony Novom waters down smoldering vegetation surrounding his home in the Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood during a wildfire Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes on the outskirts of San Diego and another 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County 250 miles to the north. (AP Photo)

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A firefighter carries hose during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A helicopter attacks a wildfire burning in the north county of San Diego Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes on the outskirts of San Diego and another 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County 250 miles to the north. (AP Photo)

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A firefighter hikes through burned vegetation during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A Firefighter puts water on a house fence, behind, as another wood fence burns during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo

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A firefighter shovels dirt during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A wild fire burns toward a Aviara Oaks Middle School Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Wind-driven flames are threatening homes in the coastal city of Carlsbad, where officials have sent mandatory evacuation notices to more than 11,000 homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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Firefighters knock out a flare up where a brush fire roared through a section of San Diego's north county, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Diego. Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. (AP Photo)

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Wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County, threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton , as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A helicopter drops a fire retardant during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A helicopter drops a fire retardant on a wild fire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Wind-driven flames are threatening homes in the coastal city of Carlsbad, where officials have sent mandatory evacuation notices to more than 11,000 homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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A wild fire burns toward a Aviara Oaks Middle School Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Wind-driven flames are threatening homes in the coastal city of Carlsbad, where officials have sent mandatory evacuation notices to more than 11,000 homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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Flames grow as a wild fire burns out-of-control in the north county area of San Diego Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of several others Tuesday in California as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to a parched state that should be in the middle of its rainy season. (AP Photo)

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A Carlsbad,Calif. police officer turns traffic away as flames leap behind him Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. (AP Photo)

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A fireman drags a hose as smoke rises from a nearby wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad city officials said mandatory evacuations were in progress Wednesday, and more than 11,000 notices were sent to homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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Powerful streams of water mix with billowing smoke from a home as a wildfire burns Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad city officials said mandatory evacuations were in progress Wednesday, and more than 11,000 notices were sent to homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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A fireman carries his shovel up a path as extreme winds bend the shrubbery behind him Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Diego. Winds estimated by fire personnel in excess of 50 mph are blowing through the area and causing flare ups from the fire that started yesterday. (AP Photo)

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A helicopter drops fire fighting material over a house as smoke envelopes the area Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. (AP Photo)

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Billowing smoke rises from flames as firefighters begin the trek up the hills to battle a wild fire, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of several others Tuesday in California as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to a parched state that should be in the middle of its rainy season. (AP Photo)

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A firefighter pours water onto a fully engulfed home Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A brush fire Wednesday forced evacuation of thousands of people in the city of Carlsbad where at least two homes burned amid a Southern California heat wave that sparked several blazes. (AP Photo)

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Firefighters face a huge smoke cloud as they plan their attack on a wild fire Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of several others Tuesday in California as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to a parched state that should be in the middle of its rainy season. (AP Photo)

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Firefighters battle a wild fire in the Santa Luz area of San Diego Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Wildfires destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of several others Tuesday in California as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to a parched state that should be in the middle of its rainy season. (AP Photo)

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A fire truck send a powerful stream of water at a fully engulfed home as smoke rises from behind during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad city officials said mandatory evacuations were in progress Wednesday, and more than 11,000 notices were sent to homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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A home is fully engulfed in flames as a wildfire burns Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad city officials said mandatory evacuations were in progress Wednesday, and more than 11,000 notices were sent to homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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A wildfire burns near a home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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Del Mar firefighters roll up hose after a day fighting wildfires Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County, threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton. (AP Photo)

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A plane drops fire retardant over a hot spot on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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A wildfire approaches homes on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo/)

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This May 14, 2014 image provided by NASA shows numerous large wildfires burning across sections of northern Baja and southern California, producing plumes of moderate to dense smoke and combining with blowing dust and sand moving west off the coast and well into the Pacific Ocean. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego County officials, who warned also of poor air quality with black and gray smoke wafting over the region. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Los Angeles City firefighters extinguish flames that swept up a hillside behind a parking lot at Palisades Charter High School in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Thursday, May 15, 2014. It's believed the fire started when a student backed his car into a parking space and its exhaust pipe set off tinder-dry brush. Seven cars were damaged. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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A Del Mar firefighter rolls up hose after a day fighting wildfires Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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A firefighter puts out a spot fire while standing on a smoldering field on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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A firefighter puts out a small spot fire on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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A Del Mar firefighter rolls up hose after a day fighting wildfires Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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Firefighters make hike through burned vegetation during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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A firefighter removes debris in a burned home during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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Los Angeles City firefighters extinguish flames that swept up a hillside behind a parking lot at Palisades Charter High School in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Thursday, May 15, 2014. It's believed the fire started when a student backed his car into a parking space and its exhaust pipe set off tinder-dry brush. Seven cars were damaged. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Los Angeles City firefighters extinguish flames that swept up a hillside behind a parking lot at Palisades Charter High School in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Thursday, May 15, 2014. It's believed the fire started when a student backed his car into a parking space and its exhaust pipe set off tinder-dry brush. Seven cars were damaged. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Greg Saska moves a vase that he brought back from Italy with his foot as he stands outside his home that was destroyed by wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego County officials, who warned also of poor air quality with black and gray smoke wafting over the region. The wildfires drove tens of thousands from their homes and shut down schools and amusement parks, including Legoland. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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Firefighters make hike through burned vegetation during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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An 18-year-old Palisades Charter High School student who declined to give his name, left, stands next to his fire-damaged car in a parking lot at the school in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles after fire swept up a hillside behind the lot Thursday, May 15, 2014. It's believed the fire started when the car's exhaust pipe ignited tinder-dry brush when first parked on the far side of the lot. Seven cars were damaged. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Greg Saska stands outside his home that was destroyed by wildfire as he talks about his loss, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego County officials, who warned also of poor air quality with black and gray smoke wafting over the region. The wildfires drove tens of thousands from their homes and shut down schools and amusement parks, including Legoland. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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A fire fighter watches the fast moving Miguelito Fire along San Miguelito Rd Tuesday May 13, 2014. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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Kim Rounds loads his cat into his truck as Lompoc residents were order to evacuate from the fast moving Miguelito Fire Tuesday May 13, 2014. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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A plane drops fire retardant over the hills just south of Lompoc, Calif., Tuesday May13, 2014 to help control the fast moving Miguelito Fire. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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A helicopter drops a fire retardant during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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Santa Barbara County Fire Fighters call animal control to evacuate some animals left behind after some Lompoc residents were under mandatory evacuation due to the Miguelito Fire Tuesday May 13, 2014. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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Fire retardant falls over the hills to protect homes in Lompoc and to help control the fast moving Miguelito Fire Tuesday May 13, 2014. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

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Anthony Novom waters down smoldering vegetation surrounding his home in the Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood during a wildfire Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes on the outskirts of San Diego and another 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County 250 miles to the north. (AP Photo)

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A firefighter carries hose during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A helicopter attacks a wildfire burning in the north county of San Diego Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes on the outskirts of San Diego and another 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County 250 miles to the north. (AP Photo)

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A firefighter hikes through burned vegetation during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A Firefighter puts water on a house fence, behind, as another wood fence burns during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo

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A firefighter shovels dirt during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A wild fire burns toward a Aviara Oaks Middle School Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Wind-driven flames are threatening homes in the coastal city of Carlsbad, where officials have sent mandatory evacuation notices to more than 11,000 homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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Firefighters knock out a flare up where a brush fire roared through a section of San Diego's north county, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Diego. Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. (AP Photo)

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Wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County, threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton , as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A helicopter drops a fire retardant during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on the second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A helicopter drops a fire retardant on a wild fire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Wind-driven flames are threatening homes in the coastal city of Carlsbad, where officials have sent mandatory evacuation notices to more than 11,000 homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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A wild fire burns toward a Aviara Oaks Middle School Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Wind-driven flames are threatening homes in the coastal city of Carlsbad, where officials have sent mandatory evacuation notices to more than 11,000 homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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Flames grow as a wild fire burns out-of-control in the north county area of San Diego Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of several others Tuesday in California as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to a parched state that should be in the middle of its rainy season. (AP Photo)

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A Carlsbad,Calif. police officer turns traffic away as flames leap behind him Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. (AP Photo)

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A fireman drags a hose as smoke rises from a nearby wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad city officials said mandatory evacuations were in progress Wednesday, and more than 11,000 notices were sent to homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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Powerful streams of water mix with billowing smoke from a home as a wildfire burns Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad city officials said mandatory evacuations were in progress Wednesday, and more than 11,000 notices were sent to homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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A fireman carries his shovel up a path as extreme winds bend the shrubbery behind him Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Diego. Winds estimated by fire personnel in excess of 50 mph are blowing through the area and causing flare ups from the fire that started yesterday. (AP Photo)

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A helicopter drops fire fighting material over a house as smoke envelopes the area Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. (AP Photo)

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Billowing smoke rises from flames as firefighters begin the trek up the hills to battle a wild fire, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of several others Tuesday in California as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to a parched state that should be in the middle of its rainy season. (AP Photo)

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A firefighter pours water onto a fully engulfed home Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. A brush fire Wednesday forced evacuation of thousands of people in the city of Carlsbad where at least two homes burned amid a Southern California heat wave that sparked several blazes. (AP Photo)

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Firefighters face a huge smoke cloud as they plan their attack on a wild fire Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. Wildfires destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of several others Tuesday in California as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to a parched state that should be in the middle of its rainy season. (AP Photo)

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Firefighters battle a wild fire in the Santa Luz area of San Diego Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Wildfires destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of several others Tuesday in California as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to a parched state that should be in the middle of its rainy season. (AP Photo)

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A fire truck send a powerful stream of water at a fully engulfed home as smoke rises from behind during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad city officials said mandatory evacuations were in progress Wednesday, and more than 11,000 notices were sent to homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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A home is fully engulfed in flames as a wildfire burns Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad city officials said mandatory evacuations were in progress Wednesday, and more than 11,000 notices were sent to homes and businesses. (AP Photo)

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AP10ThingsToSee - A wildfire burns near a home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo)

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A wildfire burns near a home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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Del Mar firefighters roll up hose after a day fighting wildfires Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County, threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton. (AP Photo)

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A plane drops fire retardant over a hot spot on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

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A wildfire approaches homes on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo/)

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This May 14, 2014 image provided by NASA shows numerous large wildfires burning across sections of northern Baja and southern California, producing plumes of moderate to dense smoke and combining with blowing dust and sand moving west off the coast and well into the Pacific Ocean. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego County officials, who warned also of poor air quality with black and gray smoke wafting over the region. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Los Angeles City firefighters extinguish flames that swept up a hillside behind a parking lot at Palisades Charter High School in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Thursday, May 15, 2014. It's believed the fire started when a student backed his car into a parking space and its exhaust pipe set off tinder-dry brush. Seven cars were damaged. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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A Del Mar firefighter rolls up hose after a day fighting wildfires Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

California Wildfires

A firefighter puts out a spot fire while standing on a smoldering field on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

California Wildfires

A firefighter puts out a small spot fire on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

California Wildfires

A Del Mar firefighter rolls up hose after a day fighting wildfires Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

California Wildfires

Firefighters make hike through burned vegetation during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

California Wildfires

A firefighter removes debris in a burned home during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

California Wildfires

Los Angeles City firefighters extinguish flames that swept up a hillside behind a parking lot at Palisades Charter High School in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Thursday, May 15, 2014. It's believed the fire started when a student backed his car into a parking space and its exhaust pipe set off tinder-dry brush. Seven cars were damaged. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

California Wildfires

Los Angeles City firefighters extinguish flames that swept up a hillside behind a parking lot at Palisades Charter High School in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Thursday, May 15, 2014. It's believed the fire started when a student backed his car into a parking space and its exhaust pipe set off tinder-dry brush. Seven cars were damaged. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

California Wildfires

Greg Saska moves a vase that he brought back from Italy with his foot as he stands outside his home that was destroyed by wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego County officials, who warned also of poor air quality with black and gray smoke wafting over the region. The wildfires drove tens of thousands from their homes and shut down schools and amusement parks, including Legoland. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

California Wildfires

Firefighters make hike through burned vegetation during a wildfire Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

California Wildfires

An 18-year-old Palisades Charter High School student who declined to give his name, left, stands next to his fire-damaged car in a parking lot at the school in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles after fire swept up a hillside behind the lot Thursday, May 15, 2014. It's believed the fire started when the car's exhaust pipe ignited tinder-dry brush when first parked on the far side of the lot. Seven cars were damaged. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

California Wildfires

Greg Saska stands outside his home that was destroyed by wildfire as he talks about his loss, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego County officials, who warned also of poor air quality with black and gray smoke wafting over the region. The wildfires drove tens of thousands from their homes and shut down schools and amusement parks, including Legoland. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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