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October 24, 2003

Fire Approaches

The Inland Empire is on fire. Santa Anas are blowing what is now called the Grand Prix Fire into the housing developments of Rancho Cucamonga. Schools in Fontana are closed and the weekend forecast is a firebug's fantasy. Low humidity, 50 mph winds and temperatures in the 90s.

The fire is only 17% contained and thousands are being evacuated. Sikorsky choppers are hovering in the thick smoke and making water drops. Two freeways are closed and 2000 houses are threatened. 4000 acres have burned since Tuesday and 240 firefighters and volunteers are on the ground doing battle.

Arson is suspected.

Posted by mbowen at October 24, 2003 11:16 AM

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