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15,000 flee as new wildfire erupts in Southern California

Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire as it turns and heads east towards another subdivision of homes in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire as it turns and heads east towards another subdivision of homes in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire as it turns and heads east towards another subdivision of homes in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire as it turns and heads east towards another subdivision of homes in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire as it turns and heads east towards another subdivision of homes in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire as it turns and heads east towards another subdivision of homes in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A wildfire burns through a canyon in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A wildfire burns through a canyon in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A wildfire burns through a canyon in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A burning home is doused with water as firefighters battle with wildfires in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A burning home is doused with water as firefighters battle with wildfires in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A burning home is doused with water as firefighters battle with wildfires in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Firefighters arrive to battle wildfires in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters arrive to battle wildfires in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters arrive to battle wildfires in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Greg Saska watches his mother's house burn as firefighters battle a fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

Greg Saska watches his mother's house burn as firefighters battle a fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

Greg Saska watches his mother's house burn as firefighters battle a fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson
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A helicopter drops water as firefighters battle a fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

A helicopter drops water as firefighters battle a fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

A helicopter drops water as firefighters battle a fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson
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Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire as it turns and heads east towards another subdivision of homes in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire as it turns and heads east towards another subdivision of homes in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire as it turns and heads east towards another subdivision of homes in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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