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Carlsbad: 600-acre 'Poinsettia Fire' fully contained


Last updated 5/17/2014 at Noon

Fire crews today fully contained a 600-acre wildfire in Carlsbad that destroyed or damaged dozens of homes and businesses and possibly killed a transient this week.

The so-called Poinsettia Fire broke out for unknown reasons near Poinsettia Lane and Alicante Road about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Cal Fire. Thousands of residents were evacuated as the blaze grew, but all were

allowed to return home by Thursday night.

While checking for hot spots in a location known to have been used as a transient encampment in the vicinity of Ambrosia Lane and Calliandra Road, crews discovered a b...

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