Legoland rides are evacuated as Carlsbad wildfire rages
An airplane makes a fire retardant drop on a burning hill near in a fire that burned nearly 2,000 acres in northern San Diego County in May 2014. A 14-year-old girl convicted of starting the fire was sentenced Wednesday to 400 hours of community service.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Rides at Legoland have been evacuated because of power outages related to the wildfires sweeping San Diego County, according to the theme park.
Park visitors posted photos on social media showing smoke coming from the hills in Carlsbad.
More than 11,500 evacuation notices were issued for the blaze, dubbed the Poinsettia fire, as it moved through neighborhoods marked by steep canyons filled with brush.
Homes in the Carlsbad area were in flames, but the exact number was not immediately clear.
It did not appear the theme park was immediately threatened by the flames.
Legoland sent out a tweet saying the park was “affected by several power outages today caused by fires nearby, all rides have been evacuated.”
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