Fire engulfs California retirement areas, racehorse stables

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This natural-color image taken Tuesday from NASA’s Terra satellite, shows plumes of smoke from Southern California wildfires being blown over the Pacific Ocean.

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Flames consume a structure as the Lilac fire burns in Bonsall, Calif., on Friday.

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Dick Marsala looks through debris from his destroyed home after a wildfire roared through the Rancho Monserate Country Club Friday in Bonsall, Calif.

FALLBROOK, Calif. — Flames engulfed retirement communities built on golf courses, thoroughbreds in racehorse stables and other usually serene sites as the San Diego area became the latest front in California’s wildfire fight.