The Latest: Wind to return as the latest California fire burns

FALLBROOK, Calif. – The Latest on forest fires in Southern California (all times are local):

6:04 pm

Wind ride with an unprotected wildland in the northern part of San Diego County disappeared substantially during the night, but forecasters say that they will return after sunrise Friday.

The fire broke Thursday and quickly burned dozens of homes as it spread over more than 6 square miles (15.5 sq. km) and pushed west.

The National meteorological Service says that there is a revival of the wind after the break of the day with gusts up to 60 mph (96 km / h) directly below hillsides and goes, but is less widespread than on Thursday.

The fire also tore through a horse racing training center, where the government now estimate about 25 of the 500 horses stabled there were killed.


12:14 pm

California’s latest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses, and killed elite thoroughbred horses in the first destructive day.

The new blaze in San Diego County means a huge swath of Southern California is now in flames. December is shockingly dry, hot and windy weather brought on unprecedented fire danger.

The San Diego-area fire quickly grew to more than 6 square miles and burned dozens of homes in Rancho Monserate Country Club.

Flames engulfed a horse training center, where the coaches to unlock the stables and to encourage hundreds of horses race to run for their lives. It is not clear how many died.

The region’s biggest fire, which is 200 km to the north, continues to grow and has destroyed more than 400 homes and buildings.

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