(Undated) -- Strong Santa Ana winds are driving some brush fires in Southern California. Meteorologist Gary Best says those conditions will be in place through at least Thursday.
Fire crews in San Diego are battling at least six brush fires. Fires broke out Wednesday morning near Carlsbad, California and also at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The Bernardo fire, which started Tuesday, has now burned more than 15-hundred acres in the northern part of the county and officials say it's about 25-percent contained.
Meteorologist Gary Best says the hot and dry winds driving the wildfires are expected to back off before Friday.
Meteorologist Gary Best says there is not even a hint of rain in the forecast to help with the fires.
Fire Chief Michael Davis said the fire began before noon Pacific time.
At least 15-thousand people have been evacuated. Davis said it's hard to say when those evacuations will be lifted. There are at least 150 fire fighters combating the blaze. The Carlsbad fire is one of at least six brush fires burning in San Diego County.
Fire Chief Michael Davis said it'll take a lot of manpower and a lot of time to contain the fire.
Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler said the dry vegetation is burning quickly.