A fifth blaze broke out in San Diego on Wednesday afternoon, along Bear Valley Parkway in Escondido.
The 1-acre fire, near East Grand Avenue, burned a garage, a car and an outbuilding in the 2100 block. Good news came around 2:20 p.m. from the Escondido Police Department, who reported that the "structure fires in Esconidido are contained at this time. Escondido Fire is working on securing the area."
The neighborhood is made up of older homes, in an area that is closely populated.
It's not clear how many structures were affected, but fire crews were mopping up by 3:30 p.m.
NBC 7's Rory Devine spoke to a neighborhood resident who told her he believed the fire had begun in a small shed, then spread to an area nearby where an awning shaded a motor home that was destroyed by the flames. He told Devine that a couple of motorists had stopped to help him fight the flames till firefighters arrived and took over.
Shortly before 2 p.m., all occupants of homes, apartments and businesses near Bear Valley Parkway and Oak Hill were ordered to evacuate, according to an Escondido Police official, but area residents were allowed to return to their undamaged homes wiith a couple of hours.
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Published at 1:46 PM PDT on May 14, 2014