This article was updated at 11:57 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
A wind-driven brush fire broke out today in Carlsbad just south of McClellan-Palomar Airport, forcing the evacuation of an elementary school.
The blaze was reported around 10:40 a.m. near Poinsettia Lane and Alicante Road, just east of El Camino Real. Winds pushed the flames west toward neighborhoods and some high-tech businesses.
Poinsettia Elementary, just east of where the fire started, was evacuated as a precaution, according to the Carlsbad Unified School District.
In a statement on its website, the district said students were not in danger. They were transported to Carrillo Elementary School at 2875 Poinsettia Lane in San Marcos.
The blaze came amid a heat wave that was pushing temperatures well into the 90s. However, personnel on the scene indicated winds were not as strong as on Tuesday, when a wildfire charred nearly 1,600 acres between 4S Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe.
Carlsbad fire officials were not immediately available to provide an acreage total.
—City News ServicePatch will provide updates as they are available.