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Updated 10:11 AM ET, Mon May 26, 2014
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Residents watch a wildfire near San Diego on Friday, May 16. Wildfires devoured more than 20,000 acres in San Diego County after a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to the parched state. Yang Lei/Xinhua/Sipa
A paddleboarder watches two helicopters grab water from the Pacific Ocean to fight wildfires near Camp Pendleton, California, on May 16. Bailey Bianco/AP
Smoke plumes rise May 16 behind the entrance to Camp Pendleton, a U.S. Marine Corps base. Gregory Bull/AP
A Marine helicopter scoops water from the ocean to fight a wildfire near Camp Pendleton on May 16. David McNew/Getty Images
Flames light up the sky May 16 near Camp Pendleton. David McNew/Getty Images
A helicopter drops water near homes in San Marcos, California, on May 16. David McNew/Getty Images
Marines move military vehicles near the entrance to Camp Pendleton on May 16. Gregory Bull/AP
People look over a canyon ravaged by fire in Carlsbad, California. Gregory Bull/AP
Fire engulfs a structure in Escondido, California, on Thursday, May 15. Gregory Bull/AP
A firefighter pulls a hose on May 15 while battling a wildfire in San Marcos. David McNew/Getty Images
A house in San Marcos burns on May 15. David McNew/Getty Images
A helicopter from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department drops water on flames in the hills of San Marcos, California, on May 15. Earnie Grafton/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com
A huge plume of smoke in San Marcos is seen on May 15 from atop Mount Soledad in La Jolla, California. Kent C. Horner/Getty Images
The grille of a pickup truck is left melted by a wildfire in San Marcos. David McNew/Getty Images
Smoke rises as a wildfire closes in on houses near San Marcos on May 15. David McNew/Getty Images
Jeff Brown wets down the roof of his Escondido home as a wildfire smolders around it on May 15. Gregory Bull/AP
A helicopter drops retardants onto a wildfire May 15 in San Marcos. Lenny Ignelzi/AP
A wildfire burns near homes and California State University in San Marcos on Wednesday, May 14. K.C. Alfred/U-T San Diego/ZUMAPRESS.com
A house in San Marcos is consumed by a wildfire on May 14. Bill Wechter/Getty Images
Firefighters spray water on a burning building in Carlsbad, California. David McNew/Getty Images
A firefighter puts out a spot fire in San Marcos. staff/ap
A plane drops fire retardant over a hot spot in San Marcos on May 14. staff/AP
A woman flees a wildfire as it crosses a highway in Carlsbad on May 14. Daniel Knighton/Getty Images
A firefighter sprays water onto a fully engulfed home in Carlsbad on May 14. AP
A helicopter flies over burning vegetation near homes in Carlsbad on May 14. ap
A firefighter puts water on a smoldering fence outside a home in Carlsbad on May 14. AP
A woman is escorted to safety May 14 in Carlsbad. ap
A Carlsbad police officer turns traffic away as flames rage behind him on May 14. ap
A wildfire approaches buildings in Carlsbad on May 14. ap
A helicopter drops water near the Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood of San Diego on Tuesday, May 13. STUART PaLLEY/EPA/LANDOV
Trees burn on May 13 as a San Diego wildfire moves through a canyon between Rancho Santa Fe and the Fairbanks Ranch area. STUART PaLLEY/EPA/LANDOV
A wildfire threatens luxury homes in the Fairbanks Ranch area on May 13. AP
Firefighters prepare to take on a wildfire in San Diego. AP
A helicopter battles a San Diego wildfire on May 13. AP
Firefighters arrive to assist local personnel in San Diego on May 13. AP
Smoke rises from a canyon where a San Diego wildfire burned on May 13. AP
Firefighters watch from a ridge as a helicopter drops retardant on flames in San Diego on May 13. AP
Billowing smoke rises as firefighters trek up the hills to battle a San Diego fire on May 13. AP