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10/27/03 - California

California Wildfires at a Glance

CEDAR FIRE: (San Diego County)

Size: 100,000 acres.

Homes: About 260 destroyed.

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, portions of Santee, Lakeside and Blossom Valley, Poway and Ramona. Air traffic nationwide was disrupted when the fire forced evacuation of a Federal Aviation Administration control center.

Personnel: More than 800 firefighters.

Suppression Cost: No data 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 destroyed.

Deaths: None.

Containment: 0 percent.

Start: Oct. 26 in southern San Diego County. Fire crossed the border into Mexico, but no structures were threatened in Tijuana.

Personnel: 300 firefighters.

Suppression costs: No data available.

Cause: Under investigation.

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CAMP PENDLETON: (San Diego County)

Size: 4,695 acres.

Homes: None.

Deaths: None.

Containment: 67 percent.

Start: Oct. 21 on the base north of San Diego.

Key facts: Authorities are downplaying 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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PARADISE FIRE: (San Diego County)

Size: At least 3,000 acres.

Homes: 36 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 costs: No data available.

Cause: Under investigation.

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GRAND PRIX FIRE: (San Bernardino County)

Size: 35,000 acres.

Homes: 62 destroyed.

Deaths: None.

Containment: 23 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: $6.5 million.

Cause: Arson.

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OLD FIRE: (San Bernardino County)

Size: 15,000 acres.

Homes: 300 homes and 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: 917 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 are trying to save Ronald Reagan Library. Voluntary evacuations for Moorpark.

Personnel: 599 firefighters.

Suppression Cost: $25,000.

Cause: Under investigation.

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PIRU FIRE: (Ventura County)

Size: 1,300 acres.

Homes: None.

Deaths: None.

Containment: 85 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: No data available.

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 fire.

Personnel: 500 firefighters.

Suppression Cost: $1.3 million.

Cause: Under investigation.

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MOUNTAIN FIRE: (Riverside County)

Size: 1,000 acres.

Homes: Two damaged or destroyed.

Deaths: None.

Containment: 0 percent.

Start: Oct. 26 in southern Riverside County.

Key facts: Evacuations ordered for homes near Lake Skinner. Two civilian injuries.

Personnel: 250 firefighters.

Suppression Cost: No data available.

Cause: Under investigation.

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Source: California Department of Forestry and local fire officials.

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