Scorching flames and thick smoke continues to threaten homes across northern San Diego County, California, fueled by high winds, heat and very low humidity.
At least nine fires have scorched thousands of acres, forced the evacuation of thousands and claimed more than $22.5 million in property damage this week.
The causes of the fires are being investigated, according to the Associated Press.
California Governor Edmund Brown declared a state of emergency for San Diego County Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday, a wildfire near Carlsbad claimed several homes and destroyed two commercial buildings, with early structural damage assessments estimated at $22.5 million, according to the report.
Another fire Wednesday ignited near Camp Pendleton and has since grown to 6,000 acres, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported.
Terra satellite image taken today 05/14/14 between 18:05-19:45 UTC. You can see #smoke from the fires in San Diego Co pic.twitter.com/Ms6qp8LP1L— OC Skywarn (@OCSkywarn) May 14, 2014