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Escondido brush fire forces home evacuations

June 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A brush fire broke out in a canyon near Escondido's northeastern city limits, threatening homes Sunday.The blaze was reported shortly after noon near Valley Parkway and Lake Wohlford Road. In addition to homes, the fire is threatening the Escondido Humane Society shelter.

Police evacuated homes in the area while Escondido firefighters, Cal Fire and Northcomm Fire worked together to kill the blaze.

Lake Wohlford Road was closed by California Highway Patrol.

CNS contributed to this report.