UPDATE as of 3pm
Fire officials are holding a news conference in San Diego right now.
They say four different wildfires are burning in the region. The most dangerous fire is raging in Carlsbad and has already burned 30 homes. The fire began around 10:30 a.m. and is burning in heavy fuel. More than 150 firefighters are battling the blaze.
So far, no injuries have been reported. The fires are burning in hot, dry and windy conditions.
A state fire official says an aggressive wildfire has burned at least 30 homes in the Southern California city of Carlsbad.
State fire Capt. Mike Moehler said all of the homes are in the same neighborhood.
No injuries were reported.
Engines are being called in from across the region to fight the fire.
The blaze was one of several wildfires that firefighters in San Diego County are battling amid hot, dry and windy conditions.
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