Pictures From the Southern California Fires

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Just Thursday, Southern California was acting out a major natural disaster simulation as it tested the state's preparedness for a devastating earthquake. Then Friday night, the fires started.As of Monday morning, the LA Times reported that 26,000 people had been ordered to evacuate their homes in Orange County. Even Snoop Dogg's fancy digs in Diamond Bar, Cal. had to be evacuated. 38 people had been injured, and 894 homes had been destroyed in the 35,662 acres consumed by the fire in just...Read Full Story

Santa Ana Winds Aggravate Wildfire North Of Los Angeles

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images North America) A firefighter douses the smoldering remains of a structure that burned in the Merek fire on October 13, 2008 near the Los Angeles area community of San Fernando, California. The Merek fire is being fuel by erratic winds that have been gusting to 75-miles-per-hour along the fireline in the first Santa Ana Wind event of the season. Structures and vehicles are burning as flames hop-scotches along the interface of the wildlands of the Angeles...Read Full Story

San Diego Fires on Google Maps

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San Diego County Fires - KPBS News Major wildfires are burning throughout San Diego County. We'll update this map as information comes in. Burn and evacuation areas are estimated.---Linked from http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&ie=UTF8&om=1&msa=0&msid=114250687465160386813.00043d08ac31fe3357571&ll=32.990236,-116.732483&spn=1.442114,1.697388&z=9Read Full Story

State of Emergency declared for California fires

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in San Diego County and other surrounding counties late last night. Schwarzenegger is expected to visit the fire area today.Read Full Story

Quote about the San Diego fire, worst California fire ever

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“This fire will probably be the worst this county has ever seen – worse than the Cedar fire,” Sheriff Bill Kolender said.Read Full Story

4 Firefighters injured in California fires

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SignOnSanDiego reports that 4 firefighters have been injured in the major wildfire outside of San Diego, CA. One death has also been confirmed. Linked from http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20071021-1516-bn21newfire.html --- Four firefighters were injured when their engine was engulfed by flames from the Harris Fire, Cal Fire officials reported just before 2 p.m. The location and time of the incident was not immediately available. Officials said the victims were flown to the UCSD...Read Full Story