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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:54 AM

2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

Source: Associated Press

2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

By BRIAN MELLEY and MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ
October 31, 2019

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds fanned new Southern California wildfires on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee their homes in a repeat of the frightening scenario already faced by tens of thousands across the state.

The latest blazes erupted in the heavily populated inland region east of Los Angeles as strong, seasonal Santa Ana winds continued to blow with gusts of up to 60 mph (96 kph) predicted to last until the evening before they fade away.

A fast-moving fire spread into the northern neighborhoods of the city of San Bernardino, forcing the evacuation of 490 homes — approximately 1,300 people, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. Fire Chief Don Trapp said initial assessment showed that six homes and two outbuildings were destroyed or damaged in the 200-acre (80-hectare) fire.

In the nearby city of Jurupa Valley, evacuation orders were issued for homes around a 150-acre (60-hectare) fire. Three residences and two outbuildings were confirmed destroyed, the county’s fire department said.

That fire came after another blaze Wednesday in Jurupa Valley forced the evacuation of two mobile home parks and a psychiatric nursing care facility, where elderly people wearing face masks and wrapped in blankets were taken out in wheelchairs and gurneys as smoke swirled overhead. The blaze grew to 200 acres (80 hectares) in size before its spread was stopped.

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Eugene Oct 31 OP
TruckFump Oct 31 #1
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dewsgirl Oct 31 #4
lunasun Oct 31 #5
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:59 AM

1. I'm in the LAX area right now...

...and can smell the fires.

They are a long way off from where I am, but being able to smell them tells me how bad they are.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:01 PM

2. Wasn't there already on sicko that got busted

Wasn’t there already on sicko that got busted flying to California and trying to start fires?

It would not shock me if there were some loonies starting fires there.

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Response to SlogginThroughIt (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:11 PM

4. Yep he was a Trump supporter that had went back for his reunion.

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Response to SlogginThroughIt (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:59 PM

5. Also this sicko didnt help . At least they stopped her yes could be more

https://ktla.com/2019/10/24/woman-on-probation-for-arson-accused-of-lighting-brush-fire-in-corona/
Woman on Probation for Arson Accused of Lighting Brush Fire in Corona

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:10 PM

3. I saw some of the photos this morning. A true nightmare.

I hope everyone makes it safety.

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