200-Acre Wildfire in Corona Flares Up

200-Acre Wildfirein Corona Flares Up

11 January 2007

published by www.knx1070.com

USA — CHINO,CA (AP)  — Firefighters have been finishing off a roughly200-acre wildfire that flared up early yesterday morning in Corona.

Officials say the blaze began when a pile of manure spontaneously combustedat the Red Star Fertilizer Company.

Firefighters say the so-called Red Star Fire consisted of a main 175-acrefire and several smaller ones burning in Prado Regional Park, the Prado BasinPark and the Mill Creek Drainage basin.

A total of 400 firefighters, backed by four air tankers and severalhelicopters worked all day yesterday to contain the blaze.

No injuries have been reported and officials say no structures werethreatened.

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