Election Day Brush Fire Rocks Riverside CA

Election Day Brush Fire Rocks Riverside CA

03 November 2010

published by http://ireport.cnn.com

USA —  After a record breaking cool and rainy October, The “Devil Winds” – The dreaded Santa Ana’s – returned to So Cal today. Here in Riverside, CA, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the result was a very dangerous brush fire that threatened lives, homes, and property.

 The fire, which started about 1 PM, also highlights the homeless problem in Southern California. Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, they are often started by homeless residents that live in the Santa Ana River Bottom.

 At last count, about 20 homes – and 80 people – were evacuated from the scene. Two firefighters were injured, but the heroes saved all the homes, and no civilians were injured.

 Tomorrow could be worse in Southern California, where the Santa Ana winds are expected to strengthen – with highs approaching 100F.

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