Officials detail damage from Carlsbad fire

Officials detail damage from Carlsbad fire

[trib_ndn vid=26095249]CARLSBAD, Calif. — Firefighters worked through the night, cutting containment lines around 60 percent of a wind-driven brush fire that forced thousands of evacuations and destroyed more than two dozen residential units in Carlsbad, officials said Thursday morning.

Carlsbad FireAbout 300 firefighters were working Thursday to complete the containment line around the fire, Carlsbad Fire Department Chief Mike Davis said. The eastern area of the fire was still not controlled, but crews had prevented the fire from growing, Davis said.

The so-called Poinsettia Fire broke out for unknown reasons shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near Poinsettia Lane and Alicante Road, just east of El Camino Real. Winds quickly pushed the flames about 400 acres and west toward neighborhoods and some high-tech businesses.

An 18-unit apartment complex, four single family homes and two commercial structures were destroyed Wednesday, Carlsbad Fire Department Chief Mike Davis said. Six other homes and two vehicles…

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