Transcript for Nine Confirmed Fires in San Diego
Let's get right to it. The fires raging out of control right now. Take a look at this. Families evacuated from legoland theme park. Such a scary end to what should have been a fun day. And there's this, as well. A wall of smoke seen from the highway as people evacuate. There are nine confirmed fires. More than 9,000 acres burned. We have full team coverage. Ginger and Cecilia Vega right in the middle of it all. Let's start with Cecilia, who is in carlsbad, California, for us. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Good morning to you. The flames still burning in the house behind me. This is what the fire did out here. Fueled by the strong gusts of winds. The flames jump from house-to-house. Sparing many of them. Destroying some. The only thing left standing inside, that fire safe right now. Overnight, firefighters battling around the clock an inferno raging out of control. Over California, swirling plumes of smoke. In carlsbad, panic in the voices of residents. Oh, my god. Oh, my god. Oh, my god. Go. Go. Reporter: And in San marcos, a wall of fire inching closer and closer. 23,000 evacuation notices issued, including one at the LE legoland theme park. Firefighters battling the blaze, from the air. And on the ground. Been doing this 35 years. And this is some of the most radical firefighting I've seen. Reporter: This is what we're dealing with. The flames just keep shooting up, one after the next after the next. Nine confirmed fires raging around San Diego, torching more than 9,000 acres. A fast-moving brush fire even forced evacuations on camp Pendleton. Some residents on the unlucky end. Manage to get anything? No. My wallet's still in there. What can I do? It was our dream house. We just got it the way we wanted it. And now, it's all gone. Reporter: And others, counting their blessings. This man, reunited with his dog, rocky, who he thought he'd never see again. Got scorched a little bit. Just happy. Got him back, you know? Reporter: This is an incredible sight. This house is still smoldering right now. So many evacuees not allowed to return to their homes. Wonder what they have to return to. What a rough day out there. Ginger on the ground in San marcos. Another day of record heat expected to fuel those fires. Yeah. This is day four of either tying or breaking records in San Diego and so many other places in California. You can see, still, the hot spots in the ruined home behind me. We actually took this infrared thermometer and got an idea of how hot it is in some of those hot spots. More than 1,000 degrees. And unfortunately, we have fire conditions again today. Look at the firenados that happened yesterday. They could come back today. You have fueling winds up to 90-mile-per-hour gusts. And the firenados, a difference in heat in the atmosphere and what's going on in the fire, starts to swirl. Today's highs will get close again to records. In some places, around 100. The red flag warnings are up. The high wind warnings are dropping off a little. You can see gusts 20 to 40 degrees. You're looking at L.A., 99. 91 for San Diego. And to the record. But a major cooldown. That's the great news, headed here, starting tomorrow. But definitely happening this weekend. George, we're on top of what's happening on the fire danger here. But in the midwest, we saw real tornadoes in Ohio. We'll have video of that coming up in the nation's weather.
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