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Carlsbad: Officials tell members of public to stay away from location of 'Poinsettia Fire'


Last updated 5/17/2014 at Noon

Fire officials today sought to deter onlookers from entering areas burned by a wildfire that destroyed or damaged dozens of homes and businesses in Carlsbad and possibly killed a transient.

The so-called Poinsettia Fire has charred about 600 acres since it began Wednesday. City officials said they had received reports that people had been entering the area to take pictures or just explore.

"Although the city understands why people would be curious, these areas could be dangerous, and people should stay away from all fire-damaged areas and structures,'' they said in a public service messag...

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