Calif. Wildfire Death Toll Hits 10

Calif. Wildfire Death Toll Hits 10

13 November 2007

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USA — A Mexican man has died from burns suffered in last month’s SouthernCalifornia wildfires, authorities said Tuesday.

The San Diego medical examiner’s office confirmed that 20-year-old AlejandroMartinez Flores died Sunday. He is the 10th person killed directly by thewildfires.

Seven other deaths involving evacuees have been indirectly linked to theblazes.

Martinez had tried to cross the border illegally through the fire zone nearTecate, east of San Diego. Seven other illegal border crossers remainhospitalized.

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