Homes burn in Southern California as firefighters scramble to control various wildfires

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters say they've stopped the advance of a wind-driven wildfire that shot up canyons and engulfed suburban homes in Carlsbad, California.

The wind-driven blaze is one of at least six that have broken out over the past two days in Southern California's San Diego County.

At least two firefighters suffered minor injuries — one heat-related and one from smoke inhalation.

Despite a state fire report of 30 homes burned earlier in the day, Carlsbad Fire Chief Michael Davis says he knows of just three homes destroyed and about a dozen damaged, all of them in the same neighborhood.

Thousands have been asked to evacuate their homes. With embers being blown onto roofs and trees, igniting them, firefighters have found themselves evacuating people and battling the blaze at the same time.

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253-a-11-(Dave Allen, division chief, Cal Fire, at news conference)-"contained as well"-Cal Fire Division Chief Dave Allen says crews have a long way to go in fighting some of the fires. ((watch for dating)) (14 May 2014)

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255-a-03-(San Diego County. Sheriff is William Gore, at news conference)-"strongly suggest it"-San Diego County Sheriff is William Gore says the risk of fire danger very real. ((watch for dating)) (14 May 2014)

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254-a-10-(Dave Allen, division chief, Cal Fire, at news conference)-"that's 30 acres"-Cal Fire Division Chief Dave Allen has an update on a couple of the San Diego-area fires, including one of the fires on Camp Pendleton. ((watch for dating)) (14 May 2014)

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256-a-07-(San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, at news conference)-"on high alert"-San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob says residents should listen when told to evacuate. ((watch for dating)) (14 May 2014)

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257-a-09-(San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, at news conference)-"is most unusual"-San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob says winds are increasing the fire danger. (14 May 2014)

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APPHOTO CAJH102: 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/) (14 May 2014)

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APPHOTO CADIU101: Inmates from Oak Glen Fire Camp in Riverside retreat to higher ground as the flames start to move close while they work to control the fire near Oriole Court in Carlsbad, Calif., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Thousands were asked to evacuate their homes in Carlsbad after the blaze erupted at about 10:34 a.m. Wednesday and spread through rapidly heavy brush before jumping into residential areas. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Hayne Palmour IV) (14 May 2014)

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APPHOTO CADIU102: Greg Saska watches the home he had grown up in, burn during a wildfire in Carlsbad, Calif., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Thousands were asked to evacuate their homes in Carlsbad after the blaze erupted at about 10:34 a.m. Wednesday and spread through rapidly heavy brush before jumping into residential areas. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Hayne Palmour IV) (14 May 2014)

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APPHOTO CAGB113: 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) (14 May 2014)

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APPHOTO CAGB116: 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) (14 May 2014)

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