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Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. At least two structures burned to the ground and some 15,000 homes and businesses were told to evacuate on Wednesday as the wind-lashed wildfire roared out of control in the heart of a Southern California coastal community. The blaze, which erupted shortly before 11 a.m. in Carlsbad, some 25 miles north of San Diego, quickly became the most pressing battle for crews fighting flames across the region amid soaring temperatures and hot Santa Ana winds.     REUTERS/Sam Hodgson  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) - RTR3P7CN Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. At least two structures burned to the ground and some 15,000 homes and businesses were told to evacuate on Wednesday as the wind-lashed wildfire roared out of control in the heart of a Southern California coastal community. The blaze, which erupted shortly before 11 a.m. in Carlsbad, some 25 miles north of San Diego, quickly became the most pressing battle for crews fighting flames across the region amid soaring temperatures and hot Santa Ana winds. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) - RTR3P7CN  

Watch An Entire San Diego Neighborhood Ablaze

Nine separate wildfires have ignited around San Diego, burning more than 9,000 acres and spurred the governor to declare a state of emergency. The fires are unusually early this year due to a heat wave and extremely dry conditions.

Evacuations of the area have been issued to more than 23,000 people, reports CNN. The fires have affected Marine base Camp Pendleton as well as local attraction Legoland.

YouTube user Jeb Durgin posted a terrifying video shot while driving through a neighborhood engulfed in flames. There are thick columns of black smoke emanating from houses, as well as fields of fire. The whole scene is very end-of-times.

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