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3 Evacuation Shelters Open Thursday Night in San Diego County

Three shelters will remain in operation tonight for those who have been displaced or evacuated because of fires burning across San Diego County.

American Red Cross disaster workers were manning shelters at Mission Hills High School in San Marcos and La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad.

What was previously a temporary evacuation site at Escondido High School was also being converted into a shelter, according to the relief agency.

Since Tuesday, when the first big wildfire erupted in San Diego County this week amid red flag conditions, the Red Cross has provided about 3,400 meals, more than 275 overnight stays and food and drinks to first responders.

County officials said about 350 people whose North County homes were threatened by the Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad and the Cocos Fire in San Marcos spent last night in emergency shelters, including at Calavera Hills Community Center and San Marcos Middle School.

Read updates on the San Diego County Wildfires here: Thursday San Diego County Firestorm Coverage.


—City News Service

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