At Least 65 Homes Destroyed In San Diego County Wildfires
Monday, May 19, 2014
Fire officials have counted at least 65 homes that were destroyed last week in wildfire-ravaged San Diego County.
At least 39 houses were burned in the San Marcos Cocos fire, and another eight were destroyed in the Carlsbad Poinsettia fire. An 18-unit apartment building in was also destroyed in the Carlsbad fire.
Damage estimates have reached more than $20 million and are expected to grow.
Authorities are also investigating whether the Pointsettia fire in Carlsbad killed one person, whose badly burned body was found near a transient encampment.
Nearly a dozen wind-whipped fires burned about 27,000 acres across San Diego County beginning last Tuesday. Three of those are not yet fully contained.