Photo by Meredith Day
VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (BP)--The air still smells of smoke in Valley Center and wherever wildfires have swept across Southern California, prompting 640,000 evacuation notices in San Diego County alone in a week's span. The smoke remains a reminder of what a long week it was and of the challenges and rebuilding that remain ahead.
Since Sunday, Oct. 21, more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed in the southern part of the state; nearly 1,600 of those were lost in San Diego County, where seven fires are still burning, according to news reports. Read More