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california wild fire info

specific numbers on all 10 fires burning southern cal

CEDAR FIRE: (San Diego County)
Size: 100,000 acres.
Homes: 100 destroyed in Ramona, 150 in Scripps Ranch, 10 in Tierrasanta.
Deaths: Nine.
Containment: 0 percent.
Start: Oct. 25 in eastern San Diego County.
Key facts: Extends to Scripps Ranch, Poway, Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Ramona and portions of Santee, Lakeside and Blossom Valley. Air traffic nationwide was disrupted when this fire forced evacuation of a Federal Aviation Administration control center.
Personnel: More than 800 firefighters.
Suppression cost: Not available.
Cause: Authorities believe a hunter set signal fire when he got lost.
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DULZURA FIRE: (San Diego County)
Size: 15,000 acres.
Homes: None.
Deaths: None.
Containment: 0 percent.
Start: Sunday, Oct. 26 in southern San Diego County.
Key facts: The fire prompted voluntary evacuations of parts of eastern Chula Vista and flames skipped over the border into eastern Tijuana but turned back to the U.S. side.
Personnel: 300 firefighters.
Suppression cost: Not available.
Cause: Under investigation.
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PARADISE FIRE: (San Diego County)
Size: 15,000 acres.
Homes: 57 destroyed.
Deaths: Two.
Containment: 0 percent.
Start: Oct. 26 in Valley Center area near Interstate 15.
Key facts: Valley View Casino evacuated.
Personnel: More than 500 firefighters.
Suppression cost: Not available.
Cause: Under investigation.
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GRAND PRIX FIRE: (San Bernardino County)
Size: 52,184 acres.
Homes: 77 destroyed.
Deaths: None.
Containment: 25 percent.
Start: Oct. 21 near San Bernardino National Forest.
Key facts: Mandatory evacuations in Lytle Creek, Mount Baldy, Rialto and parts of Claremont, Upland and other foothill communities of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Personnel: 2,427 firefighters.
Suppression cost: $7.2 million.
Cause: Arson.
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OLD FIRE: (San Bernardino County)
Size: 24,000 acres.
Homes: 425 homes, 10 commercial buildings destroyed.
Deaths: Two.
Containment: 5 percent.
Start: Oct. 25 near San Bernardino National Forest.
Key facts: Evacuations in foothill areas of San Bernardino and mountain communities, including Crestline and Lake Arrowhead.
Personnel: 1,291 firefighters.
Suppression cost: Unknown.
Cause: Under investigation, suspicious origin.

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SIMI VALLEY: (Ventura County)
Size: 80,000 acres.
Homes: Six destroyed, eight damaged.
Deaths: None.
Containment: 0 percent.
Start: Oct. 25.
Key facts: Firefighters trying desperately to save Ronald Reagan Library. Voluntary evacuations for Moorpark.
Personnel: 599 firefighters.
Suppression cost: $25,000.
Cause: Under investigation.
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VERDALE FIRE: (Los Angeles County)
Size: 9,000 acres.
Homes: None.
Deaths: None.
Containment: 50 percent.
Start: Oct. 24 west of Santa Clarita in northern Los Angeles County.
Key facts: Voluntary evacuations for community of Val Verde Park and parts of Piru. Blaze sparked the Simi Valley incident.
Personnel: 500 firefighters.
Suppression cost: $1.3 million.
Cause: Under investigation.
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CAMP PENDLETON: (San Diego County)
Size: 4,695 acres.
Homes: None.
Deaths: None.
Containment: 55 percent.
Start: Oct. 21 on the base north of San Diego.
Key facts: Authorities are playing down early reports that fire was ignited by live ammunition exercises on the base.
Personnel: 999 firefighters.
Suppression cost: Not available.
Cause: Under investigation.
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PIRU FIRE: (Ventura County)
Size: 25,000 acres.
Homes: None.
Deaths: None.
Containment: 5 percent.
Start: Oct. 23 west of Lake Piru in Ventura County.
Key facts: The fire in Los Padres National Forest is threatening the Sespe Wilderness and Sespe Condor sanctuary. There are no condors currently in the refuge. Voluntary evacuations in Piru and parts of Fillmore.
Personnel: 780 firefighters.
Suppression cost: Not available.
Cause: Under investigation.
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MOUNTAIN FIRE: (Riverside County)
Size: 6,000 acres.
Homes: Two damaged or destroyed.
Deaths: None.
Containment: 15 percent.
Start: Oct. 26 in southern Riverside County.
Key facts: Evacuations ordered for 300 homes near Lake Skinner. Two civilian injuries.
Personnel: 250 firefighters.
Suppression cost: Not available.
Cause: Under investigation.

Source: California Department of Forestry and local fire officials.


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