A Riverside firefighter moves away as shifting winds bring a plume of smoke overhead during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes, trigging thousands of new evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Wind-driven flames are threatening homes in the coastal city of Carlsbad, where officials have sent mandatory evacuation notices to more tha…

Driver Nicolas Fuchs of Peru and his co-driver Fernando Mussano from Argentina, steer their Ford Focus RRC  during the stage 3 of the first day of the FIA WRC Argentina Rally in Agua de Oro, Cordoba province, Argentina, Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera)

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