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More than 40 homes destroyed in San Diego fires

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    Tuesday, May 20 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-05-20 23:19:45 GMT
    Investigations were under way Tuesday into a rash of major fires that destroyed dozens of homes and businesses last week as they raged over tens of thousands of acres throughout the San Diego area. 
    Investigations were under way Tuesday into a rash of major fires that destroyed dozens of homes and businesses last week as they raged over tens of thousands of acres throughout the San Diego area. 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say at least 47 homes were destroyed during last week's outbreak of nearly a dozen wildfires in San Diego County.

State fire officials said Sunday at least 39 homes in the suburb of San Marcos were destroyed.

Another eight houses were destroyed in the neighboring suburb of Carlsbad. Both suburbs are 30 miles north of the city of San Diego.

Authorities are still assessing the damages from the wildfires but so far losses have reached more than $20 million.

The San Marcos fire is the last of four remaining blazes still burning — including three at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base.

State fire officials say the San Marcos fire was 85 percent contained Sunday morning.

Firefighters have been helped by the weekend's cooler temperatures and calmer winds.

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