International desk: Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for San Diego County, where a wildfire has destroyed several homes.
Brown issued the declaration on Friday because of a blaze that tore through the community of Alpine, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of San Diego.
Reporters at the scene say at least five homes and perhaps a dozen or more burned.
Fire officials say they’ve stopped the growth of the 400-acre blaze but hotspots still threaten homes.
Elsewhere in the county, a 330-acre fire on the Camp Pendleton Marine base that prompted the evacuation of 750 homes is now 40 percent contained.