Update: 3:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday:
Fire officials say winds have died down and that the threat from two blazes has eased. In and around San Diego, evacuation orders for more than 20,000 residents were lifted. In Santa Barbara County, people have not been allowed to return to a small number of the 1,200 homes and business ordered evacuated.
A wildfire swept up by gusty winds has burned through hundreds of acres in northern San Diego county, causing officials to call for the evacuation of 20,000 homes in the area.