Officials Look to Contain Cocos Fire by Thursday

While firefighters worked on hot spots Monday at the Cocos Fire near San Marcos, the investigation continues into the cause of the wildfire that burned dozens of homes, reports the NBC San Diego.

Cal Fire officials say they expect to have the brush fire contained by Thursday, more than a week after it first broke out on May 14.

San Marcos city officials are asking members of the public to share images and video taken between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. that Wednesday afternoon, the first hour after the devastating fire started near Village Drive and Twin Oaks Road.

San Diego officials have formed a wildfire task force in an attempt to warn homeowners affected by the May Firestorm of would-be criminals who prey on fire victims.

San Diego County District attorney Bonnie Dumanis said her department’s investigators will fan out across fire-ravaged areas Monday and Tuesday to talk to homeowners about fraud prevention.

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