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Southern California on fire, evacuations underway

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posted on Oct, 26 2003 @ 10:15 PM
State of emergency has been issued. Employers are encouraged not to operate tommorow. Schools are closed, and only one major freeway is open. The fire covers 115,000 acres in San Diego alone. And 10 are already dead...

"SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Entire towns were evacuated Sunday as scores of homes were devoured across Southern California by wind-driven firestorms that tore through neighborhoods from San Diego County to the suburbs of Los Angeles, causing at least four deaths.

Between 40,000 and 50,000 people were ordered to leave the homes over a mountainous 30-mile stretch from Crestline to Big Bear because of a fire that broke out Saturday night. They were being evacuated north into the desert because flames were leaping over roads leading south to the valley below."

A state of emergency has been declared as major fires are burning in the county and into Mexico. The city lights can be seen through the smoke. These fires are fueled by extreme Santa Anna winds, low humidity and dry brush...

posted on Oct, 28 2003 @ 10:57 AM
I was chatting in the chatroom earlier today about this.

Starting fires on this scale is so easy.It's a wonder terrorist haven't used it as a weapon.

1 man could light 20 major fires in one day at little expense.It's almost impossible to guard against and costs the target country millions of dollars.

It is also deniable as evidence is destroyed.

Summer months could soon become a nightmare.

posted on Oct, 28 2003 @ 11:05 AM
Terrorists prefer more flashy methods like bombs.

It gives them more testosterone power than lighting a match.

posted on Oct, 28 2003 @ 11:07 AM
Yeah I saw this on the news yesterday.

Its a shame that many people lost their homes.

posted on Oct, 28 2003 @ 11:25 AM
for those of you who play Star Wars Galaxies :

Customer Support Closed, Sunday October 26th.
The San Diego branch of Sony Online Entertainment customer service support is closed due to the wild fires raging throughout San Diego and the proximity of those fires to the SOE offices. While we have limited auxiliary support, normal operations will most likely be interrupted through mid-week.

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