Multiple fires are raging in Southern California. A series of Santa Ana wind-driven wildfires have destroyed hundreds of structures, forced thousands to flee and smothered the region with smoke in what officials predicted would be a pitched battle for days.

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Lilac fire triggers school closures in San Diego County

Officials canceled Friday classes at multiple schools as firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire spreading across northern San Diego County. 

These schools, along with campuses at the following districts, will be closed:

  • Palomar College
  • Carlsbad Unified School District
  • North County Trade Tech High School 
  • Bella Mente Montessori Academy 
  • Classical Academy and Classical Academy High School
  • Coastal Academy 

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