Already 9,500 acres had burned, more than two dozen school districts closed and thousands were forced to evacuate from nine major wildfires.
Follow updates on the fires here: Thursday San Diego County Firestorm Coverage.
Readers have submitted astounding shots of smoke, flames and emergency crews from around San Diego County over the past several days.
Share your photos from the San Diego fires by posting them in the Town Square section under Announcements on your town's Patch site.
- Click here to see another photo slideshow of the fire from Lane Media
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