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Wildfires in San Diego continue to threaten homes, force evacuations

A fire burns in Camp Pendleton Monday afternoon.
A fire burns in Camp Pendleton Monday afternoon.
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According to Cal Fire, nine blazes that have burned more than 9,000 acres in and around Camp Pendelton, San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo and Carlsbad.

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As of early this morning, the city of Carlsbad has damages estimated at over $22 million and many area school districts cancelled classes. Also, Cal-State University at San Marcos nixed their graduation ceremonies, we'll have more on that coming up.

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Containment in some parts of San Diego county is as high as 60 percent in some areas and no major injuries have been reported. We get the latest from Mark Sauer of KPBS.  

These fires have uprooted many lives throughout the area, including the seniors at Cal State San Marcos, who were supposed to graduate this weekend. But the school closed down and cancelled the ceremonies when fires reached the hillside behind campus last night.

Joining us now with her story is 23-year-old student Lindsey Ward.