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'Bomb factory' neighbors returning home after evacuation

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ESCONDIDO (CBS 8) - Evacuees are returning to their Escondido neighborhood after they were forced to leave for safety.

Carrie Massie is happy to be back home after packing her family up at the crack of dawn to evacuate.

"I went over to the shelter, in fact I was the only one there with my three dogs," she said.

The Huntsmans headed out of Dodge for an overnight camping trip on Coronado Beach and are just happy to be back home.

"I'm just glad it went well and nothing bad happened and no one got hurt," a neighbor said.

At 2 p.m. Thursday the barricades were taken down and reverse 911 calls went out to both those evacuated and those who stayed home as part of the shelter-in-place, but not everyone is allowed to come back home.

"Everyone can come back except those on via Scott," San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Jan Caldwell said.

Two homes on Via Scott and one on North Nutmeg Street remain evacuated and those who live in the via Scott homes will not be allowed to come back until sometime next week as hazardous materials experts clear the charred remains of the home.

"We think having moving trucks in there, construction trucks is a little too much," Caldwell said.

She says the county needs to rebuild two separate fences that were taken down to carry out the controlled burn. Crews will also take down the 16-foot wall built to protect the neighbors' home.

At around 5 p.m. Thursday, a couple of hotspots popped up. Firefighters say they will be watching them closely throughout the night.

The sheriff's department is recommending those who live in the neighborhood leave their windows closed and not use any fans that would bring outside air inside. It's merely a precaution as the flare-ups continue and smoke blows through the area.

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