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    Posted May 17, 2014 by
    San Marcos, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    California wildfires

    garyandrade and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Southern California wildfires
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    Fires burn above and around San Marcos


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     garyandrade photographed the scene around San Marcos, California, as wildfires burned around the city on May 15. He says while photographing the wildfires from an elevated area, he saw families trying to save their homes and animals getting rescued in the neighborhood of Coronado Hills.
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    I was on my way to check on parents in San Marcos where I am also a long time resident. I noticed they were evacuating the University to I went to higher ground behind the the campus to see if I could capture some shots. As evening closed in I went around to the front of the CSUSM Campus. Here's what I got.

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