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San Diego Probe to Consider Arson, Other Causes

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The San Diego County sheriff says arson will be among the many possibilities investigators will look at in trying to determine what caused nine fires to break out during a two-day heat wave.
 
Sheriff Bill Gore said Thursday it could take months to find the causes of the blazes concentrated in the northwestern area of the county, from the coast to areas 10 to 15 miles inland.
 
The first fire started Tuesday. The eight other wildfires erupted over the course of hours Wednesday.
 
Gore says investigators are not ruling anything out but he also wouldn't prejudge the investigations.
 
He noted that sparks from vehicles can easily ignite brush in such hot, dry and windy conditions.
 
The fires have caused more than $22 million in damage so far. 

Meanwhile, Gore says nearly 13,000 new evacuation notices have been issued due to a wildfire burning around the city of San Marcos. Gore said the notifications transmitted to phone numbers in the area are due to a Thursday afternoon flare-up and erratic winds.
 
More than 20,000 evacuation notices were issued when the fire broke out Wednesday.

The fire is currently the most dangerous of nine wildfires that have erupted in the county this week. The fire has grown to 1,000 acres and is only 5% contained.  (AP)
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